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    Reports – large explosions in Damascus (Update – Syria blames Israel)

    Reports – large explosions in Damascus (Update – Syria blames Israel)

    UPDATE 5-5-2013 7 a.m.— The attacks are confirmed by various sources and appear to have been Israeli air strikes against several targets in the Damascus area including a storage facility for Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah and other Iranian-Hezbollah linked facilities. We will have a further update in a new post rounding up the news sources at about 8:30 a.m. Eastern. –> New post added, Israel bombs Syria — what we know and don’t know.


    Via BBC – Explosions shake Syrian capital, DamascusC:

    Large explosions are being reported in the Mount Qassioun area of the Syrian
    capital, Damascus.

    Syrian state TV says a military research centre has been attacked.

    Mount Qassioun overlooks Damascus and is the site of military installations that have been used to shell rebel-controlled areas.

    This video purports to show the explosions:

    I’ll post some Twitter reports, but please take them as unconfirmed for now. There are claims by Hezbollah TV of an Israeli plane downed, but those are not confirmed:

    I’m embedding a Twitter feed so you can keep track overnight, using people who are “relatively” reliable, but beware lots of false rumors circulating: [moved to new post]


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    BannedbytheGuardian | May 4, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    So the question I posed yesterday – whose side is Israel on is still pertinent.

    As to DMacleod – i don’t cry any river ….. Damascus is consistently top of the pops performer in epic biblical battles. What has gone before always always repeats.

    I can’t subscribe that this era will be the last .

    Emil Blatz | May 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    That sure blowed up, real good!

    […] » Reports – large explosions in Damascus (Update – Syria blames Israel) – Le·gal In·sur…. The observers in these videos via the link keep shouting Allah Akbar, which I guess also translates to holy crap in English. […]

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