April 2015 Qalamoun incident

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April 2015 Qalamoun incident
Part of Hezbollah involvement in the Syrian Civil War
Rif Dimashq in Syria (+Golan hatched).svg
Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria (red)
Planned byAllegedly Al-Nusra Front
Allegedly Israel[1]
ObjectiveStrategic weapons depots and weapons convoys[1]
Date22–26 April 2015
Executed byAlleged Al-Nusra Front responsibility
Alleged Israeli Air Force involvement[1]
OutcomeUnknown
Casualties1–6[2] killed

The April 2015 Qalamoun incident was a series of attacks made on targets in Qalamoun region of Syria on the morning on 25 April 2015. The targets were the Brigade 155 (main Syrian Scud missile-base) and Brigade 65 bases in the Qalamoun.[1] Two weapons convoys were also targeted, reportedly killing one person.[3] According to an opposition source, the targets were Hezbollah camps and ammo storages within the two bases.[4] Several explosions were heard in the areas of Kteife, Yabrud and a village in Qalamoun.[1] Plumes of smoke were seen above the Brigade 65 base, shortly after the strikes.[citation needed]

According to conflicting sources the attack was attributed to a ground attack by Al-Nusra Front,[5] or an air operation of the Israeli Air Force.[6] Unprecedently, unlike previous cases of no comment, Israeli official sources denied any involvement of Israeli forces in the incident.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Israel reportedly hits Hezbollah, Assad targets in Syria". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  2. ^ Master. "289 killed yesterday 26/04/2015". Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Hezbollah keeps quiet about border airstrike". The Daily Star Newspaper - Lebanon. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Syrian Rebellion Obs on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Sources: Israel not behind second attack on Syria-Lebanon border". ynet. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Report: Israel Targets Hizbullah Arms Depot in Qalamoun". Naharnet. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Israel denies report it struck near Syria-Lebanon border". Haaretz.com. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.