‘likely’ israeli strikes on military outposts in hama and aleppo reported by state tv

via RT last night:

“The alleged attacks were reported by Syria’s Sana news agency on Sunday evening. Citing a military source, it said that “a new aggression with hostile missiles” took place at around 10:30 pm local time, targeting military positions in the Hama and Aleppo villages.A Syrian law enforcement source told RIA Novosti that the army’s munition depots were hit, in what was most likely an airstrike.

The source said one of the targeted military sites was a munition depot belonging to the Syrian Army’s 47th Brigade. A fire at the depot broke out as a result of the attack, he said. Another target was reportedly a munition depot to the east of Aleppo, in northern Syria, located between the Al-Malikiayh and Al-Nayrab airport.

There have been unconfirmed reports of injuries and fatalities as a result of the reported strike. Sky News Arabia reported, citing rebel sources, that over 40 people might have been killed.

Videos posted online, allegedly from the scene of one of the strikes, show a massive explosion that lights up the skyline.” (with videos)

from the Guardian:

“An overnight missile attack in Syria’s northern region has killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, a war monitoring group has said.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack appeared to have been carried out by Israel and targeted an arms depot for surface-to-surface missiles at a base known as Brigade 47. The Observatory said four Syrians were among the casualties.

The death toll could rise as the attack also wounded 60 fighters and several others were still missing, it added.

The attack came amid rising tensions between Iran and Israel after an airstrike earlier this month on Syria’s T4 air base in the central province of Homs. Syria, Iran and Russia blamed Israel for that attack, which killed seven Iranian military personnel. Israel did not confirm or deny it.

The Israeli defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said in an interview published last Thursday that his country would strike Tehran if it was attacked by Iran, escalating the war of words between the two adversaries.”

Yep, the proxy war in *iran* has begun anew, as crown prince bin salman is seeking an alliance with israel, eve while noting that the trump I/P peace plan needs to go through, and that ‘Palestinians Should Come to Negotiating Table or Shut Up’, farsnews english

Borrowing from a recent and fascinating essay of Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin’s on gods, goddesses and timelines, ‘The Origins of Violence? Slavery, Extractivism and War’And the land, hitherto a common possession like the light of the sun and the breezes, the careful surveyor now marked out with long-drawn boundary lines. Not only were corn and needful foods demanded of the rich soil, but men bored into the bowels of the earth, and the wealth she had hidden and covered with Stygian darkness was dug up, an incentive to evil. And now noxious iron and gold more noxious still were produced: and these produced war – for wars are fought with both – and rattling weapons were hurled by bloodstained hands.

(Ovid, written around 8 AD which laments humanity’s loss of its original Golden condition [Ovid Metamorphoses, Book 1, The Iron Age])

On edit may 1:  i’m going to add some of what i’d added in comments to this mess of a diary.
4. Through these strikes, and the previous ones, Israel is trying to provoke Iran into a reaction and thus a direct confrontation before the US makes a formal decision on cancelling the Nuclear Deal
@firasshoufi  5. Israel is trying to embarrass Iran– if Iran retaliates it will lose the support/backing of the Europeans regarding the deal, but if it doesnt respond then Israel has been able to change the rules of the game on the Syrian battlefield, exposing Iranian bases & military strength

No Iranians Killed in Missile Attack on Syria: Source’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An informed source denied reports about a missile attack on an Iranian “military base” in Syria and deaths of Iranian military advisers in the Arab country

yeah, it was Israel:  @nsanzo  ‘After and , Pompeo visits the third outpost and colony in the Middle East.’ https://twitter.com/USEmbassyJordan/status/990841781750259714 

Netanyahu shows slides, shelves of docs claiming Iran has nuclear weapons program’,

“After his meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday, Netanyahu said that “the attempt of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons” remains “the greatest threat” to Israel, the US, and the whole world.

Trump has slammed the Iran nuclear deal as “the worst deal ever” and threatened to pull the US out of the agreement. Trump’s threat will be carried out if he doesn’t renew a waiver on sanctions against Iran until May 12.

The leaders of the UK, France, and Germany vowed to defend the Iran nuclear deal in a joint statement on Sunday, calling it “the best way” to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remarks against Tehran and warned that if the Israeli officials do not refrain from plotting against the Islamic Republic, they will definitely regret it.

I’ve been a bit slow on the draw, here, but as increasingly more iranian news agencies are reporting that no iranians were killed in the attack, it seems obvious why western rags report the SOHR figures of 22+ iranians. (SOHR in the UK run by an avowed anti-assadist, funded by UK ad US). iirc. greyson smythe had more information….

zo: it’s exactly to foment rhouhani’s own red line, isn’t it, and retaliate? meanwhile, this: ‘‘IAEA Rejects Israeli PM’s Claims about Iran’s Nuclear Activities’, tasnim news may 1:

‘TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims about Iran’s nuclear activities, saying the agency “had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.”

and fars news is reporting more US attacks on deir ezzur and southern Hasaka last night, lots of civilians killed.

 ‘The Real War for Syria is Taking Place in Its Skies’, by Jonathan Cook, april 30

“According to United Nations figures, the Israeli military violated Syrian airspace more than 750 times in the four-month period leading up to last October, with its warplanes and drones spending some 3,200 hours over the country. On average, more than six Israeli aircraft entered Syrian airspace each day in that period.

Powerful rocket strikes reported on two sites in Syria on Sunday were widely attributed to Israel. Since war broke out in Syria just over seven years ago, Israeli fighter jets are believed to have carried out hundreds of offensive missions.

“Israel achieved one major aim early on: Western powers insisted that the Syrian government be disarmed of its large arsenal of chemical weapons, Damascus’s only deterrent against an Israeli nuclear threat.

Since then, Israel’s focus has shifted to Iran and blocking its ambitions on various fronts: to prop up Assad, establish a military presence close to Israel’s northern border and use Syria as a conduit for transferring arms to Hezbollah.

Iran’s aim is to recreate a balance of terror between the two sides and free itself from diplomatic isolation; Israel’s is to maintain its military pre-eminence and dominance of the Middle East’s skies.

In addition, Israel seeks to exploit Syria’s collapse to claim permanent title over the Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967 and later annexed in violation of international law.”

One response to “‘likely’ israeli strikes on military outposts in hama and aleppo reported by state tv

  1. ‘Whatever happened to the Skripals? UK media and authorities fall silent on Salisbury poisoning’, via RT, 1 May, 2018

    “A number of bloggers have spent months questioning the government’s narrative on the Skripal attack. Among them is former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray. Murray pointed out a tweet by Channel 4 journalist Alex Thomsen, who said the only “decisive public move by the authorities has been to censor MSM (mainstream media) via a D Notice… from identifying Mr Skripal’s handler living nearby.”

    https://www.rt.com/uk/425600-skripal-poison-update-suspect/
    are they zombies? chimeras? ‘i couldn’t possibly comment’ (h/t f.u. francis urquart) did papa help shop for the steele dossier? lol.

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