By Elijah J. Magnier:
Syria is bracing for a potentially more significant confrontation in the face of thousands of Israeli air strikes on its critical infrastructure. Tel Aviv has consistently targeted Syrian airports, ports and military bases throughout the Syrian conflict, prompting Damascus to bolster its defences and stockpile weapons for possible retaliation. In parallel, the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah is strategising to ensure the continuity of its operations should Syrian airports be incapacitated by military confrontation or to negate any Israeli justification for strikes in Syria. While Hezbollah is building an alternative airport in southern Lebanon, al-Jabbour, the group remains tight-lipped about its intentions.
A senior Syrian official revealed: “Under the guise of intercepting arms shipments to Hezbollah in Lebanon, Israel has relentlessly targeted critical Syrian infrastructure, including Damascus, Mezzeh, Aleppo and T4 airports, as well as the port of Latakia. Israel has carried over two thousand air and missile strikes on Syrian targets throughout the conflict. Surprisingly, many of these strikes have hit shipments of essential goods, such as food and medicine, intended to support resistance groups in Syria and Lebanon and the societies in which they operate.
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