Damascus, Syria is under attack from air strikes at this hour. Air defense systems across Syria are lighting-up with targets. Surface-to-air missiles are being launched.
Sonic booms from fighter aircraft can allegedly be heard over a wide area of Syria. Something tremendous is taking place. LIVE UPDATES BELOW . . . .
Israeli jets have hit Hezbollah positions in or near Damascus
Explosions in the Damascus capital
Israeli Air Force operation now underway against targets in Syria, various reports of Israeli jet fighters over Lebanon in the last hour
Huge explosions rock Damascus
Syrian Air defenses active around Damascus - Israeli jets BEING FIRED UPON!
All civilian planes are being diverted away from Damascus.
Sound of explosions heard throughout Damascus.
Syria claiming to have downed numerous of the projectiles launched into Damascus.
Airspace around Damascus currently closed, planes being diverted.
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Russian Air Force launched and active over north Damascus and over the coast.
3 Su-35s are noted
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I am being told that strikes are against Iranian republican guard positions who were a clear threat to Israel. . .
This is a direct attack on Iran killing their forces, how will Iran respond to this...
4:40 PM EDT -- According to a source at Mezzeh Airport, there are a number of projectiles targeting the Damascus countryside. They’re still engaging them. They believe them to be Israeli missiles.
4:44 PM EDT -- Confirmation: Targets were attacked in the area of al-Keswa (a space that Iranians have a broad foothold in).
Al-Quneitra-Damascus axis has just been hit
INTEL: Israel fired eight surface-to-surface missiles from the south of the Golan. Preliminary information talks about the Israeli attempt to target the military El Mazze Air Base.
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4:47 PM EDT -- Major offensive against Damascus-multiple targets engaged - operation ongoing
Some projectiles shot down and others have landed. Not sure what the target is just yet. Some reports claim Kisweh has been hit in the southwest
Syrian military sources report they detected hostile entities entering Syria near Al-Quneitra
4:50 PM EDT Israel Defense Force used EXTRA artillery rockets to hit several one-time sensitive targets (possibly IRGC related) in Damascus. Syria Air Defense Force's Pantsir S1/2 SAM systems didn't manage to shoot them down. IDF launched the rockets from Golan Heights.
4:52 PM EDT -- second wave just struck; air launched cruise missiles fired from Lebanese airspace.
Hezbollah and Iranian joint facility at Al Keswah (about 10 miles out of Damascus) has just been hit hard.
4:54 PM EDT -- SYRIAN STATE MEDIA SAYS PROJECTILES FIRED FROM ISRAELI TERRITORY
4:55 PM EDT -- Another violent explosions rocked the Syrian capital a few seconds ago
ISRAEL BRIEFING THE MEDIA THAT THEY HAVE HIT IRANIAN TARGETS AND WEAPONS STORAGE
5:00 PM EDT -- Quiet now in Damascus . . . .