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SYRIAN AIR BASE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED FROM OFF SHORE MISSILE ATTACK …….

 

My guess, more Iranian weapons stash up in smoke.

H/T: Shoshanna Kedem

Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

By YASSER OKBI
LAST UPDATED: 10/31/2013 12:59

Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad’s Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack’s target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.

Smoke rises from shell explosions in the Syrian village of al-Jamlah.

Smoke rises from shell explosions in the Syrian village of al-Jamlah. Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea, Arab media reported.

According to reports emanating from the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, a large explosion occurred near the army base in Latakia on Wednesday night. Witness posted on Twitter that the explosion happened near coastal city Jableh, 30 kilometers south of Latakia, a stronghold of Assad’s Alawites.

It is unclear who is behind the explosion or its purpose. There were no reports of casualties.

Members of the Syrian and Lebanese media have charged that Israel is behind the attack. Israel’s defense establishment has not responded to the report.

Channel 2 News reported that the attack’s target was a S-125 surface-to-air missiles battery.

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