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Report: IDF strikes T-4 airfield in Syria
Syrian news agency SANA says air defenses activated after airfield in Homs province, which was struck in April, comes under attack with 4-5 missiles reportedly fired at the base; report not immediately confirmed by Israel.
The IDF reportedly attacked the T-4 military airfield in Syria's Homs province on Sunday evening, activating Syrian air defenses, according to the Syrian news agency SANA.

 

 

Syrian media also reported that air defense systems belonging to President Bashar Assad’s army managed to thwart “aggressive” activities which focused on a base in Homs.

 

According to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen satellite channel, “defense systems succeeded in bringing down a few missiles.”

 

T-4 airfield
T-4 airfield

 

The Al Jazeera news network reported that between four and five missiles hit inside the base and that damage was caused.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the attack targeted "Iranian forces and pro-Assad militias" and that "there are likely fatalities."

 

Israel has made no comment on the attack.

 

The report comes two days after the IDF struck a Syrian military outpost after a mortar shell was fired from it at Israel. The projectile landed in the buffer zone east of the border fence between the two countries.

 

In April, the T-4 airbase, which is used by pro-Iranian militias, was struck in an attack that was originally attributed to the US, an accusation Washington flatly denied.

 

The target, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, contained an advanced Iranian air-defense system that was recently installed.

 

The report, published shortly after the attack, said that the fresh information was provided by intelligence officials and attests to the fact that the Trump administration “is working with Israel to blunt Tehran’s expanding influence in the Middle East.”

 

Israel was blamed for carrying out the attack after the American denial of responsibility.

 

 

 

 


First published: 07.08.18, 22:37
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