Israel Reportedly Strikes Arms Convoy Near Damascus

Target was Hezbollah weapons convoy, but Syrian regime accuses Israel of trying to bolster rebel forces

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Arab media reported overnight that Israeli aircraft had entered Syria and bombed an arms convoy near the capital of Damascus.

The Syrian regime’s official news agency confirmed the strike, and accused Israel of trying to “divert attention from the successes achieved by the Syrian Arab army and to raise the deteriorating morals of the terrorist gangs,” by which it meant all rebel groups in the country.

But more likely is that Israel bombed this particular convoy because it was transferring weapons to Hezbollah forces, which are fighting on the side of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Israel has vowed to do everything possible to prevent Hezbollah from strengthening as a result of the Syrian civil war.

The incident comes just days after Israel battled ISIS terrorists operating on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

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