Satellite imagery of Israeli strike in Latakia released

Israel continues to HUMILIATE Assad, Hezbollah, Iran, and Russia as the Axis of Cowards are too SCARED to retaliate due to fear that the US and NATO could react and ANNIHILATE them. This is the 5th time, Israel has bombed the SAA, KILLING over 1,000 Alawite/Shia soldiers and Hezbollah. More Israeli airstrikes are expected in the coming days as Russian S-300 systems have been proven to be PATHETICALLY USELESS against even American 3rd generation F-16 jet fighters.


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On July 12, www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/07/us_off
that Israel carried out a strike against Yakhont missiles near Latakia,
Syria on July 5. Despite media reports to the contrary, Israeli Defense
Minister Moshe Ya'alon had denied that Israel was responsible for the
incident. [See Threat Matrix report,www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/07/did_is.]

In recent days, Israeli media outlets, including www.mako.co.il/news-military/security/Article-a3f1be52ec8df3;amp;pId=2082585621 and www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&;amp;ArticleID=2254, have released satellite imagery from Digital Globe showing the destruction.



In one of the images, a warehouse appears to have been destroyed
along with its contents. It is not clear if the Yakhont missiles were
stored in this location. But if they were, it seems highly likely that
they were successfully eliminated.
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Another image shows a series of storage warehouses. According to Israel Defense,
"impact can be identified with certainty at five warehouses." A third
image shows "about six cargo transporters" not far from the sites of the
strikes.

There is strong reason to believe that the Yakhont missiles targeted by Israel were those described by the online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323398204578487333332 and www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/middleeast/russia-provides- in mid-May. The Journal
even noted that Israel would possibly look to target the shipment "in
the near future" out of fears that the weapons could be transferred
"within days" to Hezbollah.

It is still unclear how Israel carried out the most recent strike. In
previous strikes, Israeli aircraft never actually entered Syrian air
space, www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/05/satell www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/04/israel, but rather used a lofting maneuver while over Lebanon. online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323848804578605811212, US officials declined to provide details on the recent strike.

Speculation has since swirled. For example, the notoriously unreliable Uzi Manhaimi www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/Middle_East/art that Israeli Dolphin-class submarines fired cruise missiles at the arms depot. Today, the pro-Kremlin rt.com/news/israel-strike-syria-turkey-089/
that Israeli aircraft used a military base in Turkey to carry out the
strikes. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denounced the RT
report. "Turkey will neither be a part nor a partner of such attacks.
Those who made these claims want to damage Turkey's power and
reputation," news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/15/c_132543233.htm.

Past Israel strikes in Syria since March 2011



Since the start of the uprising against Bashar al Assad in Syria, the
Israeli Air Force (IAF) has carried out at least three other strikes in
Syria.

In late January, www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/israeli_reportedly_s
targets near the Scientific Studies and Research Center (Centre
D'Etudes et de Recherches Scientifiques) in Jamraya. According to
reports, the IAF targeted a weapons convoy, which included Russian-made
SA-17 antiaircraft missiles, near the facility.

While some reports of the January strike suggested that the SSRC facility itself was targeted and "flattened," www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/02/satell
that the facility, known for its ties to Syria's chemical weapons
program, was relatively unscathed. The images did show a burnt road near
the facility, possibly indicating the location of the Syrian weapons
convoy when it was hit, however.

In early May, the IAF carried out two separate strikes in Syria. The www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/05/satell reportedly targeted Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missiles from Iran, which were located at Damascus International Airport. The www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/05/satell reportedly retargeted the SSRC facility that was struck in January.



Although Israeli officials have not taken official responsibility for
any of the alleged strikes, they have repeatedly warned that they are
prepared to act in Syria to prevent Hezbollah and other terror groups
from obtaining advanced weaponry.
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