Tonight’s air strikes in Syria targeted sensitive military facilities, including ones staffed by Iran Revolutionary Guard personnel, according to Western government sources who focus on the Middle East and who spoke to The Tower. Those reports have yet to be publicly confirmed.
Israel has consistently made clear that it will act to prevent the transfer of advanced Syrian weapons either to Damascus’s Hezbollah allies or to Al Qaeda-linked rebel forces seeking the regime’s overthrow.
Iran and Hezbollah have been working to militarily seize control of Syria. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah recently traveled to Iran to meet with Iran’s Supreme Leader, and reports indicate that Tehran and its proxy have created a plan to use as many as 150,000 soldiers to seize control of Syria if necessary.
Earlier today, President Obama underscored American support for possible Israeli actions, telling a Telemundo interviewer “the Israelis justifiably have to guard against the transfer of advanced weaponry to terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.”
Multiple videos of this evening’s attack have been uploaded to opposition channels. One is embedded below and more are available on The Tower.
[Photo: Koko syria /Youtube]