Israeli Airstrikes Targeted Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities


As has reported repeatedly during the Syrian Civil War, the Israeli Air Force has conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Syria, mainly targeting Iranian troops, as well as their proxy militias, weapons depots, warehouses, and missile construction sites. 

But a recent report by the Washington Post (WP) uncovered that Israeli airstrikes in 2020 and earlier in 2021 have targeted Syrian chemical weapons facilities. This is after Israeli intelligence uncovered evidence that embattled President Bashar al-Assad had been restarting his illegal chemical weapons capabilities after Syria had assured the world it had been destroyed. 

Assad assured then-President Obama that Syria would destroy his chemical weapons capability and stockpiles while shipping the manufacturing facilities out of the country. But those assurances were empty as Assad carried out about 200 chemical weapons…

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