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The S-400 did not help. Israel attacked the port of Latakia in Syria

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The S-400 did not help. Israel attacked the port of Latakia in Syria

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The targets of the Israeli aviation were containers with fuel, weapons and parts for transport. Firefighters did not put out the fire for a long time because of the explosions.

The Israel Air Force launched an airstrike against targets in the Latakia region in western Syria. It was reported by the Syrian state agency SANA.


On December 28, at about 3:21 am local time, a strike was struck at a container site at a commercial port in Latakia. As a result of the defeat, a fire broke out on the spot. According to the newspaper, major material damage was inflicted.


Rescuers said the containers contained vehicle parts and container oils. Firefighters are fighting the fire.


At the same time, the monitoring group The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that the containers also contained weapons. Because of this, the rescuers did not approach the scene for a long time due to fears of repeated explosions.


To repel the attack, the Russian S-400 complexes, which are located 19 km from the port in Khmeimim, were not involved.


We will remind, in Kiev, detained members of “ISIS” who financed the militants in Syria and the Middle East.

Earlier it was reported that Israel launched a missile strike on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria on October 30.
 

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Israel Bombards Syrian Port Of Latakia In Nighttime Strike

It’s the second time this month that the Israeli Air Force has targeted apparent weapons deliveries at the Mediterranean port.
December 28, 2021

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An Israeli airstrike on the Syrian port of Latakia early this morning targeted a cargo of “arms and munitions,” according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based, pro-opposition group focusing on monitoring the Syrian Civil War. The raid, which has not been acknowledged by Israel, resulted in massive explosions and a fire that burned for around 10 hours before being brought under control. So far there have been no confirmed reports of casualties.

Latakia port still burning today pic.twitter.com/QkPfGCeibD
— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) December 28, 2021

In the port of Syrian Latakia, 7 hours after the attack, the containers are still burning. Significant material damage was caused pic.twitter.com/WloJaS5sy5
— Spriter (@spriter99880) December 28, 2021

Firefighters continued to tackle the blaze(s) caused by the reported #Israel|i strike into the morning at Latakia Port, #Syria. pic.twitter.com/6heypbyotH
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) December 28, 2021

Syria: impressive photos showing aftermath of Israeli strike on Latakia Port this night, causing significant material damage. Fires raged until the morning. pic.twitter.com/U9BpH6FrJF
— QalaatM (@QalaatM) December 28, 2021


The airstrike targeted the container terminal at the port of Latakia on Syria’s Mediterranean coast at around 3:21 am local time today. Multiple sources state that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) was responsible for the attack, its aircraft launching missiles from over the Mediterranean.
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The port facility in Latakia.

According to Syrian state media, this is the second such attack on the port this month and it fits the pattern of Israeli raids that have been conducted at a fairly high tempo since the start of the Syrian civil war. These have largely targeted Iranian weapons shipments intended for Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Lebanon.
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Firefighters work at the scene of the attack on the port of Latakia, Syria, Tuesday, December 28, 2021.


However, the IAF has apparently only turned its attention to Latakia this month, presumably in response to the shipment of arms to supply Iranian-backed forces such as Hezbollah. The first such raid was on December 7, targeting a reported Iranian arms shipment. It is unclear what munitions the IAF employed in these attacks. While some accounts describe the use of cruise missiles, the distances and target types involved would also allow for the use of Small Diameter Bombs (SDBs), or possibly Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs).

“The Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression with several missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean ... targeting the container yard in Latakia port,” an unnamed military source told the Syrian state news agency, Sana, in response to today’s attack. They added that the attack resulted in “significant material damage.”

Overnight Israeli jets struck Syria's Latakia port, causing heavy damage to a number of shipping containers, the state-run SANA broadcaster reports. The site was also allegedly targeted on Dec 7. pic.twitter.com/30lvYpUCFh
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) December 28, 2021

According to Syria's state ran Sana media outlet, the blaze that ripped through the port after the attack was caused by containers carrying “engine oil and spare parts for cars and other vehicles.” However, SOHR reports that the “powerful explosions that were felt across the city of Latakia and its suburbs” were the result of detonating weapons shipments.

SOHR was not able to determine where these weapons shipments originated, but Iran has a track record of delivering arms to the Syrian regime and to its own proxies operating in the country and Lebanon via Syria. As well as sending arms shipments by sea, Tehran has also used cargo aircraft and the land route via neighboring Iraq. Earlier this month it became apparent that the IAF launched cruise missiles in an unusual raid against Damascus International Airport in Syria, a facility that has been used in the past to fly in supplies to support Iranian militia and affiliates and which has come under repeated Israeli attack.

The IAF now turning its attention to Latakia is a new development, however, and perhaps a direct response to Iran making greater use of maritime traffic to move its weapons shipments. That would also tally with the reported clandestine campaign of attacks waged by Israel on Iranian ships carrying oil, as well as suspected weaponry, to Syria.

Based on data published by SOHR, and which remain unconfirmed, today’s attack was the 29th that has been prosecuted by Israel this year alone, resulting in 130 fatalities, of which 125 were loyalist fighters and five civilians. Israel has admitted to hitting around 50 targets in Syria this year but does not normally comment on individual strikes.
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SANA via AP
A missile flies into the sky near the international airport in Damascus, Syria, on January 21, 2019. This was a rare incident in which the Israeli military issued a statement saying it is attacking Iranian military targets in Syria.

For Israel, the campaign against targets in Syria is necessary to prevent Iran from gaining further traction in the country and using it as a springboard to launch its own attacks on Israel, often perpetrated by proxies like Hezbollah, and to interdict arms shipments that would otherwise make their way to Lebanon. Rockets, missiles, and suicide drones are some of the top threats Israel is trying to interdict.

As another major player in the Syrian civil war, Russia is known to be notified by Israel in advance of certain airstrikes and its air defenses do not engage the IAF. Russia has its main airbase in Syria at Khmeimim in Latakia province, less than 10 miles away, while it has a major naval facility at Tartus, around 50 miles further south. Russian installations are protected by S-400 air defense systems which took no action during this morning’s raid.
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Crew members leave a Russian Tu-22M3 bomber upon its landing at Khmeimim airbase in Syria in May this year.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also says it has “monitored great discontent among the public and supporters of the Syrian regime,” due to Russian unwillingness to comment on the Israeli airstrikes in general, let alone attempt to put a stop to them. In this context, the port of Latakia is particularly significant, in that it is one of the regime’s few major sea-trade ports providing a connection with the outside world, especially since part of Tartus was turned over to Russian military use.

“Citizens, public figures, and politicians who support the Syrian regime, including a deputy in the Syrian parliament, criticized the Russian position, and expressed their dissatisfaction with the Russian position,” SOHR added.



Following an Israeli strike on the Lattakia Port, which resulted in an hours-long fire, Syrians in regime areas are taking to social media to express their anger toward Russia for allowing the strike to happen. pic.twitter.com/ISyg0bkT2I
— Elizabeth Tsurkov (@Elizrael) December 28, 2021


Following the previous IAF raid on the port of Latakia and against Damascus International earlier this month, it seems that Israel is indeed ramping up its campaign against Iranian activities in Syria, with an apparent focus on suspected arms shipments. Israeli officials have made it clear on numerous occasions that they see Tehran’s growing influence in the Middle East, and especially in Lebanon and Syria, as an existential threat against which it will take action at will. Now it seems, we are seeing something of a spate of airstrikes to back up that position.
 

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Israeli air raid targets key Syrian port of Latakia: State media

Attack caused ‘significant material damage’, but no casualties were reported, SANA news agency says.
Published On 28 Dec 202128 Dec 2021
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28 Dec 2021
07:46 AM (GMT)
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Firefighters work at the scene of the attack at the seaport of the coastal city of Latakia [SANA via AP Photo]

An Israeli air raid has struck Syria’s Mediterranean port of Latakia for the second time this month, causing “significant material damage”, according to Syrian state media.
“At around 3:21am (05:21 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression with several missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean … targeting the container yard in Latakia port,” SANA state news agency cited a military source as saying on Tuesday.

Live footage aired by state television showed flames and smoke in the container terminal. Later on Tuesday, the Syrian government’s media office said emergency services brought under control fires that had broken out in the port’s container storage area.

The missile attack also wrecked the facades of a hospital, some residential buildings and shops, according to SANA.


There were no immediate reports of casualties from the attack, which activated Syrian air defences, it said.
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Since the outbreak of Syria’s war in 2011, Israel has routinely carried out air raids on its strife-torn neighbour, mostly targeting Syrian government troops as well as allied Iran-backed forces and fighters affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

A reporter for the state-run Al-Ikhbariyah TV in the area said the explosions could be heard in Tartus, another coastal city more than 80km (nearly 50 miles) south.


Asked about the raid, an Israeli army spokesman said: “We don’t comment on reports in foreign media.”
Latakia is Syria’s main commercial port.

Russia, which has been President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful ally during the war, alongside Iran, operates an airbase at Hmeimim, some 20km (12 miles) south of the city.
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Israeli missiles fired from the Mediterranean struck the port of Latakia early Tuesday, igniting a fire in the container terminal, Syrian state media said, in the second attack on the vital facility this month [SANA via AP]

Routine air raids

On December 7, Israel carried out raids on the port in Latakia, located in al-Assad’s western Syrian heartland, without causing any casualties.

That earlier attack, which was the first on the facility since the start of the war, targeted an Iranian arms shipment and triggered a series of explosions, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitor with a wide network of sources in Syria.

In November, three soldiers and two Syrian fighters affiliated with Hezbollah were killed in Israeli raids, according to the monitoring group.
While Israel rarely comments on individual attacks it carries out on its northern neighbour – with which it is officially at war – it has confirmed hundreds since 2011.

According to a report by the Israeli army, it hit about 50 targets in Syria in 2020.


In the deadliest operation since the raids began, Israel killed 57 Syrian government soldiers and allied fighters in eastern Syria overnight on January 13, 2021.

In a shadow war, Israeli forces have targeted Iran’s military sites in Syria and also carried out a sabotage campaign inside the country against its nuclear programme.

Iran has been a key supporter of al-Assad in the conflict. It finances, arms and commands a number of Syrian and foreign militia groups fighting
alongside the regular armed forces, including Hezbollah.

The war in Syria has killed hundreds of thousands of people since it started a decade ago with the brutal repression of peaceful demonstrations.
 

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This article is a perfect gift item for showoff Modi who is dancing on his S-400 batteries.
modern technology is a like a blackbox, only supplier knows if the package is empty or full or half.
maybe Indian package is not so empty ;)
 
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