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Israel Terror-Bombs Damascus Military Airport

By Stephen Lendman

Washington and Israel partner in each other’s high crimes. Israel wouldn’t flagrantly attack another country without US permission and/or involvement.

Was attacking Mezzeh military airport west of Damascus around midnight on Friday a joint US/Israeli attempt to obstruct cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution? Will Trump put a stop to this once in office?

According to a Syrian army spokesman, missiles were fired from northern Israel. A military statement said “Syria(’s) army command and armed forces warn Israel of the repercussions of the flagrant attack and stresses its continued fight against (this) terrorism and amputate the arms of the perpetrators.”

Syrian media reported Israeli missiles fired “from inside the occupied territory,” setting the targeted site ablaze, a “desperate attempt…to support terrorist groups and raise their low morale.”

No information on possible casualties is known. Local media reported ambulances sent to the scene. Weeks earlier, a similar Israeli attack occurred on the same facility.

Syrian state television accused Israel of supporting terrorist groups waging war on the country. It reported large caches of weapons and ammunitions of Israeli origin seized in many areas.

Throughout nearly six years of conflict, Israel preemptively attacked targets in Syria multiple times, unsuccessful efforts to provoke a response to create a pretext for full-scale US-led NATO aggression, Israel involved - a scheme to break the back of Syrian resistance, facilitating Washington’s regime change objective.

Mezzeh military airport is around five kilometers southwest of Assad’s presidential palace. Israel neither confirms of denies reports of its military operations.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

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