On Tuesday, March 7th, French media Le Figaro published tweets of their journalist Georges Malbrunot, who reported that on the night of January 13th Israeli F-35 planes destroyed warehouses with missiles for the Pantsir complex intended for Hezbollah, and a battery of S-300 surface-to-air missile system.
The journalist said that targets near Mezze airport and mount Kasiun near the presidential palace were hit.
The publication was quoted by a number of Israeli media, including the Times of Israel.
I- Pour la 1ère fois, Israël a utilisé des chasseurs F-35 la nuit du 12-13 janvier pour frapper Damas, estiment les services rens français. pic.twitter.com/FukkAZuYGC
— Georges Malbrunot (@Malbrunot) March 7, 2017
Recall that on the night of January 13th there was a series of explosions at the military airfield Mezze in Damascus, which is an important strategic air base. It was reported by the Syrian state television. According to eyewitnesses, a strong fire started on the site. Many ambulances arrived there.
The government army of Syria accused the IDF of a missile strike at the airbase. The army of Assad warned Israel about the possible consequences of this “blatant attack”. This was reported by the Syrian state agency SANA.
In the message of SANA Damascus accused Israel of military support of terrorist organizations, including Jabhat al-Nusra and the Free Army of Syria.