Syria Releases Images Of Site 'Targeted By Israel'
[Ynet] Syrian State TV airs images of Damascus
...The place where Pencilneck hangs his brass hat...
-adjacent research center allegedly 'flattened' by IAF
Syria's state-run television channel aired first images of the site allegedly targeted by Israel last week.
| Video at link. Lots of shattered windows and very dead cars and trucks. That must have been a heck of a convoy...|
The images, aired on Saturday, show the damage caused by what Syria claims was an overnight air raid against the Jamraya scientific research base on the outskirts of Damascus.
Jamarya is located several dozens of miles northwest of Damascus. Time magazine reported Friday that "The center was flattened out of concern that it might fall into the hands of Islamist snuffies fighting to topple the government of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Horror of Homs...
US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said the raid targeted a convoy of trucks carrying surface-to-air missiles from a military complex suspected of housing chemical agents towards the Lebanese border.
While both Jerusalem and Washington refrained from commenting on reports of the alleged strike, US security officials were quoted by several top American media outlets as saying that Israel informed the US about its intentions, adding that the target was a shipment of SA-17 anti-aircraft weapons that could cut into Israel's ability to fly reconnaissance flights over Leb.
SA-17s are highly sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles, which would be strategically "game-changing" in the hands of Hezbollah.
Syria, Leb and the rest of the Arab world, were unanimous in their condemnation of the alleged strike.
Damascus announced it "reserves the right to retaliate," adding that numerous air-defense battalions - particularly those deployed in the area stretching between the Syrian capital and the Lebanese border -- were placed on high alert.
Iran said that it will "Lend its full support to Syria to keep it strong. The Arab world has to do everything it can to minimize the suffering of the Syrian people as they fight against Israel's aggressions and the international community's arrogance."
Posted by: trailing wife 2013-02-03