Israel Conducts Airstrikes at Syrian Artillery Near Damascus – Source

BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria’s capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday. “Israeli Air Force planes carried out airstrikes at an artillery position belonging to the Syrian Army,” the source said. “The artillery was used to help the army repel attacks from militants in the eastern part of Zabadani.” The source added that Islamist militants attacked Syrian army positions on the east side of Zabadani in the early hours of Thursday. The Syrian military, supported by the artillery shelling, managed to repel the attack after a three-hour battle. © AFP 2015/ JACK GUEZIsrael Set on Eliminating Syria, Iran for Regional Dominance?After the Israeli Air Force carried out the airstrike, militants reportedly launched a second assault attempt, also repelled by the government’s forces, according to the source. Some 200 militants, surrounded by the Syrian army and fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, are entrenched in the center of Zabadani. Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting anti-government rebels and radical Islamists, including the notorious Islamic State militant group.531Related:Pentagon Promises to ‘Fix’ US Program to Train Rebel Forces in SyriaRussia Sends Firearms, Grenade Launchers to Syrian Army to Counter ISILPutin Likely to Bring Up Syria, Anti-ISIL Fight in UNGA SpeechSyrian Army Loses Control Over Last Airbase in Idlib Province – WatchdogTags:artillery, airstrikes, Syrian Army, Israeli Air Force, Zabadani, Israel, Syria, Damascus TrackDo not trackCommunity standardsDiscussionComment via FacebookComment via SputnikСommentLeave a commentAdd Comment Thank you! Your comment will be reviewed by the moderator for compliance with the Rules Add moreBest ratedReplyJet fuel can’t melt steel beams14:30 10.09.2015 | 2 | Edit | DeleteGuess the terrorists were losing..Nazisrael strikes again.Show new comments #0#All commentsReplyJet fuel can’t melt steel beams14:30 10.09.2015 | 2 | Edit | DeleteGuess the terrorists were losing..Nazisrael strikes again.Replyjas14:43 10.09.2015 | -1 | Edit | DeleteIsrael will most likely have a rude awakening in the near future. The is no other nation in the world that believes itself to be so privileged as to attack neighbors in this way. ReplyMCR20:08 10.09.2015 | -4 | Edit | DeleteWhen karma returns the favor israel will be completely wipe out and what a wondeful world it would be.Replymrmurrayking08:25 11.09.2015 | -3 | Edit | Delete”If” Dr Assad is kicked out and Syria is carved up into smaller pieces [as

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