Israeli Missile Strike Hits T4 Airbase Near Homs, Syria
April 9, 2018
Early on April 9th, a missile attack hit Syria’s ‘T4 airbase’ located in Homs province. As is normal for policy with illegal airstrikes in Syria, Israel's military declined comment on reports of its involvement. Initially, Syrian state-run media, SANA indicated this was a US attack, though it’s now known both US and France opted out of a strike.
Online video shows fighter jets over Lebanese airspace, later confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry – stating two Israeli F-15 fighters had launched 8 missiles into Homs.
According to Fars News agency, at least 12 Iranian personnel were killed and 20 more injured after this morning’s Israeli missile strike on Syria’s T4 Airbase, according to Syrian government sources:
Iran’s Fars news agency claims that only “two defenders of the shrine, Seyed Ammar Mousavi and Akbar Zavar Jannati” were killed in the air strike “carried out by the Zionist regime’s fighter jets.”
South Front reports…
Following the attack, the Russian Defense Minsitry revealed in a statement that the strike had been conducted by two Israeli F-15 warplanes, which launched 8 missiles. Five missiles were shot down by Syrian forces, but three reached the western part of the airbase.
These three missiles allegedly targeted positions of Iranian forces deployed in these part of the base.
Another interesting issue is that some local sources reported an electromagnetic (EM) warfare attack on Syrian forces during the Israeli strike on the T4 airbase. The EM warfare attack named by them as one of the key reasons why three missiles were able to reach the airbase.
The situation is developing.
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