Monday, April 30, 2018

Syria - Israel Started the War

In a news flash, [Syrian] state television said the missile attacks took place at 10:30 p.m.

“Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,” an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating.

Earlier, state television said successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause.

An opposition source said one of the locations hit was an army base known as Brigade 47 near Hama city, widely known as a recruitment center for Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias who fight alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

An intelligence source who closely follows Syria said it appeared that multiple missile strikes hit several command centers for Iranian-backed militias and there were dozens of injuries and deaths.

The strikes hit weapons warehouses, and further explosions were heard, the source who requested anonymity said.

[Reuters press agency on 30 April 2018]

وحدة مراقبة إسرائيلية ترصد كل حركة على الأرض السورية تحسباً من ثأر إيراني

مسؤول: الرصد على الحدود مع سوريا أصعب من الجبهات الأخرى

Israeli control unit monitoring every movement on Syria's territory
counting on an Iranian revenge.

Official: The reserve at the Syrian border is the most difficult
[in comparison with] other fronts.

[Asharq Al-Awsat الشرق الأوسط on 30 April 2018]

هذا ما قاله مصدر عسكري سوري عن استهداف إيرانيين في هجمات ريف حماة وحلب

This is what the Syrian military source said about targeting Iranians
in Hamaa and Aleppo countryside attacks.

قال مصدر عسكري سوري، إنه لا صحة حتى الآن، لما أثير بشأن مقتل عسكريين إيرانيين في القصف الصاروخي الذي استهداف ريف حماة وحلب ليل أمس الأحد.ـ

A Syrian military source said there is no certitude up to now about the killing of Iranian soldiers in the missile attack which targeted the region of Hamaa and Aleppo last Sunday night.

كما أفاد مصدر ميداني لوكالة "سبوتنيك"، أن الضربات التي استهدفت مستودع للذخيرة بريف حماة التابع للواء 47 بالجيش السوري قد أسفرت عن مقتل 12 جندي وإصابة عدد كبير من الجنود في الموقع.ـ

As a source ["from the battle ground"] told the office of [Russia's news center] "Sputnik", the blows had been targeting an ammunition depot in the region of Hamaa belonging to "brigade 47" of the Syrian army and had resulted in the death of 12 soldiers and a big number of wounded in the garrison.

[Addiyar الديار, Beirut, on 30 April 2018]

Editor's Note: As published numbers of the dead and wounded after the above described Israeli attacks are steadily rising, I decided to refrain from any "bodycount update".

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