Reports on Wednesday at around 13:00 claimed a vehicle had been struck by something in Syria at the Lebanese border. The place is جديدة يابوس
In English the name is spelled sometimes: Jdaidit Yabws and most English reports emerged at 14:00.
This would be the fourth of a series of recent alleged airstrikes in Syria; including one on a care on Feb. 27
Reports as they came in
The reports note: “An explosion targets suspected Hezbollah car at the Jdeideh Yabous border between Syria and Lebanon #Syria.”
By 14:18 there were no reports on Al-Mayadeen or Al-Manar.
Reports indicated that the first photos showed a destroyed SUV and the second showed it covered with carpets;
Here is a link to most of the photos
There is no license plate on the vehicle.
Al-Hadath says the strike targeted Hezbollah leaders.
SkyNewsArabia also has a short post about it:
And the accusations begin:
Conflicting reports about injuries
See initial news reports;
And also some of the earliest discussions of it claiming a surveillance UAV was in the area;
Initial reports had said Al-Haideri which was then corrected;
The crossing is usually known for Syrians crossing to Lebanon
English language tweets: Danny Makki later noted “Update: Still conflicting reports about how this happened, but most suggest that no air-strike/drone was involved. Incident happend literally metres away from the Syria-Lebanon border crossing.”
Who was targeted?
Was it “عماد كريمي “?
The afternoon reports
Reuters picks up the story around 14:30 and from then more media began to circulate accounts of it.
Press TV wrote about it:
Was it a drone strike?
Background: Another car was allegedly blown up in February
There was another strike in Homs on March 5 and on march 31