Report: Israel hits Hezbollah-bound weapons shipment in Syria

In line with its policy of preventing Hezbollah’s military build-up, Israel reportedly attacked a weapons shipment en-route to the terror organization.

By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) reportedly attacked a shipment of weapons meant for the Hezbollah terror organization in Syria on Wednesday evening.

According to reports by Arab sources, which are considered unreliable, Israeli aircraft carried out strikes near the Damascus airport. The target of the strikes was an arms shipment for the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group, the reports said.

Some reports, linked to Syrian opposition groups, described loud explosions and pillars of smoke at the airport, which lost electricity completely.

The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports, as it has in the past when such reports have surfaced.

Israel has reportedly conducted several strikes in Syria in an attempt to prevent Hezbollah’s military build-up, and specifically its acquisition of advanced weaponry. Many of the weapons shipments are financed by Iran.

The most recent reported Israeli airstrike in Syria occurred in late October when the IAF attacked targets belonging to Hezbollah and the Assad regime.

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There were several unconfirmed reports of IAF attacks in Lebanon and Syria during April and June 2014.

The most noted attack occurred in January 2014. An alleged IAF strike in the same area killed six Hezbollah terrorists and six Iranian soldiers, including an Iranian senior general and Jihad Mughniyeh, commander of Hezbollah operations in the Golan Heights and son of Hezbollah chief Imad Mughniyeh, who was allegedly assassinated by Israel’s Mossad in Syria in 2008.

Israel has repeatedly vowed to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring game-changing weaponry and has warned that any such attempts would be met with a strong Israeli response.