Bibi Confirms «Israeli» Strike on Iran Target in Syria
“Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the “Israeli” entity had at the weekend carried out an airstrike on Iranian targets in Syria, a rare public confirmation of such attacks.
“Just in the last 36 hours the air force attacked Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in the Damascus international airport,” Netanyahu said at the start of a Cabinet meeting, according to his office.
“The accumulation of recent attacks shows that we’re more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria, just as we promised.”
Netanyahu added that the entity had attacked Iranian targets in Syria hundreds of times.
The “Israeli” entity rarely publicly confirms such strikes, though outgoing military chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot has spoken of them in recent interviews.
Eisenkot told the New York Times that “we struck thousands of targets without claiming responsibility or asking for credit”.
Netanyahu is also facing April 9 elections in the “Israeli” entity and has been seeking to burnish his security credentials.
The strike Netanyahu was referring to occurred Friday night.
Syrian state news agency SANA cited a military source saying Friday night that Syrian air defenses had shot down “Israeli” missiles, but a warehouse had been hit.
Most of the missiles fired by “‘Israeli’ military planes” were intercepted at around 11 p.m., the source said.
“Only a Transport Ministry warehouse at Damascus international airport was hit,” SANA cited the military source as saying.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team