Last week I'd noticed there were reports of unknown airstrikes taking place in Syria and mentioned it to my hubby at that time. But didn't give it a second thought afterwards because, quite frankly speaking, there are claims and counter claims- Who can really know?
Dec. 05/2019: ISRAELI AIRSTRIKE? Iranian Weapons Cache in Syria Attacked by Unidentified Planes
"Reports on Syrian media channels began to surface on Wednesday evening that a weapons depot belonging to Iran was attacked by unidentified planes. The depot was located on the border between Syria and Iraq.Airstrikes that took place this past weekend were then reported.
The report aired on a news site belonging to the opposition party in Syrian known as Step.
According to the report, the planes fired several missiles at numerous warehouses that belonged to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps at the al-Hamdan airport which is located near Deir Ezzor. The city is located in the Abulkamal region of Syria and has been targeted by Israeli airstrikes in the past due to the many Iranian owned facilities and storage houses there."
"Unidentified aircraft bombed three Iranian-controlled weapons depots on Saturday night, killing several members of Tehran-supported militias, Syrian media reported.Japan Times
Some news outlets in the country said that four fighters were killed in the strike, while others said five. The Syrian government did not immediately release an official tally.
According to the Syrian Step News agency, the airstrikes occurred around 10 p.m. on Saturday, targeting three munitions storehouses in the Boulkamal region of Syria, near the Iraqi border, an area that has reportedly been hit by many Israeli raids in the past year."
"Airstrikes by unidentified warplanes have killed five pro-Iran fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based war monitor said on Sunday.
The strikes late Saturday targeted “positions of Iranian forces and allied militias” on the edge of the town of Albukamal, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
“Five non-Syrian fighters were killed,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, without being able to provide their nationalities."
Russia warplanes intercept Israeli jets over southern Syria: Report
This interception looks to be connected to or in sync with the Dec. 05/19 airstrikes
"According to Russian publication Avia.Pro, Russia’s warplanes intercepted the Israeli warplanes that had been seeking to attack the T-4 Airbase in Syria's western province of Homs last week.
According to the report, two Russian Su-35 fighters took off from the Hmeimim Airbase in Syria's western coastal province of Latakia to intercept the Israeli warplanes.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, including in the Golan Heights, most of them against what the Tel Aviv regime claims to be the positions of pro-Syrian forces.'Unidentified' jets attack Dayr al-Zawr
The Syrian military has mostly repelled the Israeli strikes, shooting down most of the incoming rockets.
In early 2018, Syria targeted and shot down at least one Israeli F-16 that had intruded into its airspace.
Syria has called on the United Nations to adopt necessary measures to stop Israel’s repeated acts of military aggression in its territory.
Meanwhile, to the east of the country, unidentified warplanes conducted airstrikes on Dayr al-Zawr province, killing five pro-government fighters, a pro-opposition monitoring group said.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the air raids hit positions on the edge of the town of Albukamal late Saturday.
"Five non-Syrian fighters were killed," Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the observatory, told AFP, without being able to specify their nationalities.
He claimed that Syrian government troops and allied fighters were present in the area on the western banks of the Euphrates River."
Are any of these reports true, accurate or correct ?
I don't know.
Why do these interest me at all?
Russia took a hit to it's reputation and prestige in the international sports field with the "doping scandal" news hitting the media today.
So, possibly Russia's annoyed the powers that shouldn't be?
What do you think?
Another interesting happening from 2018:
"Russian diesel subs chased a British nuclear sub off the Syrian coast, according to British media.
The incident reportedly involved one or two Russian Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines, which have been dubbed the "Black Hole" by Western navies because they are remarkably quiet. Their prey was a British Astute-class nuclear attack submarine.
"Two Russian frigates and an anti-submarine aircraft are also thought to have been searching for the British boat as it maneuvered to put its Tomahawk cruise missiles within range of Syrian military targets," according to The Times of London."The Astute-class submarine is believed to have spent several days trying to evade detection in a tense and dangerous contest."
The British sub did not fire its Tomahawks during last week's strike by American, British and French forces against Syrian chemical weapons sites, leading to speculation that the British boat was driven off by the Russian subs. The Kilo-class subs were reportedly based at Russia's naval installation at the Syrian port of Tartus, said The Times, citing anonymous British military sources.
"This piece was originally featured in April 2018 and is being republished due to reader's interest. "This incident looked to have, allegedly, occurred at the time the US/UK/Israel and France were striking Syria for the "chemical attack" in Douma, which has been shown to be a false flag, but, might just be the reason this old story is being rehashed as part of a demonization campaign against Russia. Speculative, sure. But, possible.