The Syrian government media early Monday morning reported, citing a military source, that its air defense had intercepted an Israeli missile barrage targeting the vicinity of the capital Damascus. The attack resulted in material damage. There was no report of injuries.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese Hezbollah-affiliated Al Akhbar reported on “The fall of the largest spy network for Israel.” According to Al Akhbar, Lebanese Internal Security dismantled more than 15 Israeli espionage networks, each separate from the other, operating in various Lebanese territories, all the way to Syria, in one of the largest security operations carried out since 2009.
The security operation was launched by the Information Branch four weeks ago, after coordination with the Public Prosecution of Discrimination and the leadership of the Internal Security Forces. Despite the large number of suspects collaborating with Israel, security officers managed to dismantle all the cells, one at a time. More than 35 individuals have been arrested – Lebanese, Syrians, and Palestinians.
Last week, IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi confirmed a report by the Saudi channel Al Hadath that Israel carried out 3 “sensitive” operations deep inside Syria, although Kochavi might have been hinting at operations inside Lebanon.