Israeli Defense Forces held surprise military drills today near the Lebanon border with over 2,000 soldiers.
Israel Hatzolah posted a photo from the control room.
Israeli Jets reportedly entered Syrian airspace and bombed a chemical weapons compound near Damascus this morning.
The UPI reported:
The Free Syrian Army says Israeli air force jets flew over President Bashar Assad’s palace and bombed a chemical weapons site near Damascus, Maariv reported.
The report said Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace close to 6 a.m Saturday and flew over Assad’s palace in Damascus and other security facilities before striking a chemical weapons compound near the city.
The Hebrew language daily said a Syrian army air defense battery positioned in the city fired at the Israeli jets, but the aircraft left Syrian airspace unscathed. FSA rebels posted a video showing smoke rising from the headquarters for chemical weapons.
There were no reports of the extent of damage or casualties.
Neither Damascus nor Jerusalem responded to the report.
Here’s another photo from the IDF drills near the Lebanon border today.
Hat Tip Ed
More… In January, Israeli fighter jets struck a convoy on the Syria-Lebanon border carrying sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles.