BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – Israeli warplanes were spotted near the Syrian-Lebanese border on Thursday morning, prompting the Syrian military to monitor the situation closely.
According to a report from Damascus, Israeli warplanes were monitored flying over southern Lebanon, the Mediterranean coast, and the Syrian-Lebanese border this morning.
The Israeli warplanes did not cross into Syria at any point during these flights; however, whenever an Israeli jet approaches the border, the Syrian air defense forces raise their alert level.
There is good reason for the Syrian military to raise their alert levels because when the Israeli Air Force does attack Damascus, they take this flight path from the Jabal Sheikh (Mount Hermon) region.
The Israeli Air Force has bombed Syria once this month, but they have attacked the country on at least four occasions this year.
Israel’s late January attack resulted in the destruction of several Syrian military sites, including a radar site in the northern countryside of the Al-Sweida Governorate.