Two Israeli warplanes launched an attack on Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province on April 9, 2018, according to the Russian and Syrian militaries. Russia said air defenses shot down several missiles fired from Lebanese airspace.
Iran will suffer dire consequences if it threatens Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu warned as he ordered illustrative air raids in Syria, reminding voters in the looming snap elections of his firm stance on the occupied Golan Heights.
Syrian air-defense systems have downed missiles after what may have been a new Israeli strike, according to media reports. The attacks reportedly targeted Shayrat Airbase in Homs province and Al-Dumair base northeast of Damascus.
The attack on the Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, which Russian military has linked to Israel, targeted Iran because Tel-Aviv wants to prevent its reinforcement in Syria, retired major general Amos Yadlin believes.
By jumping to conclusions about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, Donald Trump’s war cabinet and their media cheerleaders are recklessly pushing us closer to a military confrontation between Russia and the US.
Israel’s airstrike on a Syrian airbase was a strategic error that’d be hard to explain to Russia, as the aggressive act can’t be classified in any other way than aiding terrorists, political scientist Vyacheslav Matuzov told RT.