Thursday morning, Israel had launched a missile strike against a Hezbollah weapons depot in the Damascus International Airport. Reportedly, there was a chain of explosions caused by the strike that "rocked the Syrian capital" at 3:20 am according to ynet.
The strike at the depot caused large fires that could be seen for miles.
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The strike falls in line with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu statement in March when he promised "when we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally feasible, we act to prevent it.”
"I can confirm that the incident in Syria corresponds completely with Israel's policy to act to prevent Iran's smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hezbollah in Iran. Naturally, I don't want to elaborate on this," said Intelligence Minister Israel Katz to Israeli Army Radio.
"The prime minister [Netanyahu] has said that whenever we receive intelligence that indicated an intention to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, we will act," he added.
Later Thursday evening, the Israeli Defense Force reported that their missile defense system intercepted a Syrian drone that illegally crossed its borders over the Golan heights.
Initial report: The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights.— Israel Defense Forces (@Israel Defense Forces) 1493312682.0
#BREAKING video: Launch of a Patriot missile from northern Israel against an unidentified aircraft https://t.co/TQYgxgG7PV— Amichai Stein (@Amichai Stein) 1493314830.0