EXCLUSIVE – IDF ‘No Comment’ on Report of Israeli Strikes Inside Syria

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TEL AVIV – Contacted by Breitbart Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces had no comment on a report claiming Israeli rockets hit Syrian army positions near Damascus on Wednesday.

The IDF has a longstanding policy of declining to comment on reports of alleged strikes inside Syria.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition organization documenting human rights abuses in Syria, said Wednesday that three Israeli rockets struck Syrian army outposts south of Damascus.

Reuters quoted a pro-Syrian government military source denying the report of Israeli airstrikes.

The full claim by the human rights organization, written in low-level English, reads:

A location for the regime forces south of the capital Damascus at Mount Mana area near the roads leading to Daraa had an Israeli bombardment, the location was targeted by three missile strikes which caused physical damage, but no information yet about the size of the damage or the human losses, and it is unknown until now whether members of Hezbollah were inside the location or not.

The claim marks the second time Israel was accused of striking inside Syria since Russia began its air campaign in the country five months ago.

In October, there were reports of Israeli airstrikes targeting Syrian and Hezbollah positions in the Al-Qalamoun mountains near the border with Turkey.

Last month, The Daily Beast quoted anonymous Hezbollah field commanders saying Russia was supplying them with heavy weaponry.

The Beast reported:

The commanders say there is a relationship of complete coordination between the Assad regime in Damascus, Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia. At the same time they say the direct interdependence between Russia and Hezbollah is increasing.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.