Sunday at dawn, May 5 2013, Syrian sources reported that the Israeli Air Force bombarded a Syrian army center north of Damascus, causing excessive damage.The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported; â€śthe new Israeli aggression on Syria comes to aid the terrorist groups that are being defeated by the army in various areasâ€ť, and added that the Israeli attack â€śis meant to foil the attempts of the Syrian army to restore security and stabilityâ€ť.
â€śThis aggression proves Israelâ€™s direct involvement in the conspiracy against Syriaâ€ť, SANA reported, â€śThis conspiracy serves Israelâ€™s interests, the terrorist groups that army fighting against the Syrian army are directly financed and supported by regional and international countries, including Arab Gulf countriesâ€ť.
The Syrian Human Rights Monitor, based in Britain, quoted eyewitnesses in Syria stating that the Israeli Air Force bombarded the Jimraya military base, and a nearby weapons facility, and at least two centers for the Syrian Presidential Guards.
Israel refused to comment on the attack, an Israeli army spokeswoman told Reuters; â€śIsrael does not comment on such reportsâ€ť.
Earlier in February of this year, the Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations filed an official complaint against Israel for bombarding a site in the country, and for violating Syrian airspace, and for bombarding a research center.
Israel claimed that it targeted what it called â€śa weapons convoy heading to Lebanonâ€ť, but Syria stated that the Israeli Air Force bombarded a military scientific center in a suburban area near the Syrian capital, Damascus. Two persons were killed, and several others were injured.
Israeli security officials claimed that the target was a convoy â€ścarrying weapons that could change the rules of the game in the regionâ€ť, including advanced Russian Sam 17 surface-to-air missiles that Syria was allegedly transporting to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party.