Hezbollah rocked by IDF airstrike in Syria, twin suicide bombings in Beirut

The Hezbollah flag flies in Syria. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Reports have revealed that a Hezbollah weapons depot was the likely target of a purported Israeli airstrike in Syria on Wednesday night, while a southern Beirut stronghold of the Iranian-backed Shi’a Muslim terror group was also rocked by twin suicide bombings on Thursday that left dozens dead. 

Pro-Assad regime operatives on Facebook said that the strike, which was near the Damascus airport, hit “military outposts near the airport, and there is a high probability that it was IDF warplanes that struck,” the Jerusalem Post reported.

“Israeli warplanes entered from south Lebanon, arrived at Qalamoun and flew above the international airport in Damascus where they struck nearby military outposts,” Syrian opposition activist Ahmed Yabrudi said.

Meanwhile, twin suicide bombings targeted a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh, killing at least 35 people and wounding nearly 200, Lebanon’s Daily Star reported. 

According to initial reports, the attack was likely carried out by Syria-based jihadist terror groups such as Islamic State and the Nusra Front. 

Posted on November 12, 2015 .