Report: Israeli jets buzz Assad palace, bomb chem weapons site outside Damascus
I have not seen this reported anywhere else in Israel yet, but UPI is reporting from Maariv (one of our Hebrew papers) that Israeli jets buzzed the Damascus palace of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
on Saturday, and then went on to bomb a chemical weapons facility outside Damascus.
The Free Syrian Army says Israeli air force jets flew over President
Bashar Assad's palace and bombed a chemical weapons site near Damascus,
The report said the Israeli jets entered Syria's airspace close to 6
a.m Saturday and flew over Assad's palace in Damascus and other security
facilities before striking a chemical weapons compound near the city.
The Hebrew language daily said a Syrian army air defense battery
positioned in the city fired at the Israeli jets that left Syria's
airspace unscathed. FSA rebels posted a video showing smoke rising up
from the headquarters for chemical weapons. There were no reports of the
extent of damage or casualties.
Neither Damascus or Jerusalem responded to the report.
In January, the IAF allegedly attacked a convoy
moving Syrian weapons of mass destruction to Hezbullah in Lebanon. In 2006, the IAF buzzed Assad's summer palace
on its way to Lebanon.
Labels: Bashar al-Assad, chemical weapons, Damascus, Free Syrian Army, IAF