Trump escalated Obama’s war in Syria. Endless conflict rages in its ninth year with no prospect for resolution because bipartisan US hardliners reject restoring peace and stability to the country.
US-led aggression is all about wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing Syrian sovereign independence, eliminating an Israeli rival, isolating Iran, while pushing to return the country to US client state status — along with gaining control over its vast oil and gas resources.
The US, NATO, and Israel are waging war on Syria without declaring it, their warplanes aiding ISIS and other terrorists, proxy forces serving their interests — heavily armed, funded, trained and directed by the US and its imperial partners.
According to a Syrian military source on Monday,
“(o)ur air defenses intercepted hostile missiles fired by Israeli warplanes from the Lebanese airspace towards some of our military positions in Homs and the surroundings of Damascus.”
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said
“four civilians, including a baby, were martyred and 21 others, including children, were injured in Sahnaya town in Damascus Countryside due to the aggression,” adding:
“(M)aterial damage was inflicted on a number of civilians’ houses in Sahnaya,” injuries sustained by occupants.
Other reports indicated that powerful blasts struck Homs and the Damascus countryside, causing “material damage.”
AMN News reported that Israeli warplanes struck “a number of sites near the capital city and Lebanese border.”
Southfront reported that “most (IDF) missiles (fired from Lebanese airspace) were able to hit their targets,” adding:
“(M)ilitary positions in the districts of al-Mazzeh, al-Dimass and Jomrayah north and northwest of Damascus, as well as three bases in the outskirt of the city of Homs were hit.”
The large-scale attack suggests more of the same coming, the Pentagon and IDF likely coordinating their aggression at designated targets.
Along with the US and NATO, Israel has been waging war on Syria for years without declaring it.
Last September, an IDF statement said it conducted hundreds of airstrikes on Syrian targets in the last 18 months alone, some near Russia’s Khmeimim airbase, Lebanese airspace most often used to launch attacks.
A Lebanese source said “10 or more Israeli military aircraft entered the (country’s) airspace” ahead of the latest attack,