“But when the beacon began to arise up out of the city in a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them, and, behold, the whole of the city went up in smoke to heaven.” Judges 20:40 (The Israel Bible™)
An airstrike on Friday on the Syrian Mazzeh airbase outside of Damascus , in which several high-ranking Syrian regime military officials were reported killed, has been blamed on Israeli surface-to-surface missiles.
“At 3:00 a.m., the Israeli enemy fired several surface-to-surface missiles from inside occupied territory,” reported Syrian state SANA News. The missiles were allegedly fired from a site near the Kinneret Sea (Galilee).
— محمد ياسين (@MHDYASEEN4) January 12, 2017
Al Arabiya, a pan-Arab Saudi owned news agency, reported that several high-ranking military officials from the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad were killed in the attack. The Lebanese al-Meyadeen news reported that the missile strike hit a weapons depot in the base.
— Ibrahim Joudeh (@Ibra_Joudeh) January 12, 2017
Though, as a rule, the IDF does not comment on operations, more than a dozen strikes inside Syria have been attributed to Israel, the most recent in the beginning of December, also striking the Mazzeh base.