Syrian air defenses shoot down missiles about two air bases: condition…
AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air foundation of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and an additional base northeast of the funds, Damascus, Syria’s state television and pro-Iranian Hezbollah media claimed.
State tv confirmed photographs of a missile that was shot in the air previously mentioned the air foundation only times after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus.
State tv did not mention three missiles that have been fired at Dumair military airport, northeast of Damascus, that pro-Iranian Hezbollah’s media escort service in DC noted ended up intercepted by Syrian air defenses.
Opposition sources say Dumair airport is a main air base applied in a huge-scale army campaign waged by the Syrian army with Russian firepower that regained jap Ghouta, a rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus.
A Pentagon spokesman explained there was no U.S. armed forces exercise in that space at this time.
Questioned about the missile attack, an Israeli armed service spokesman reported: “We will not comment on these reviews.”
Shayrat air base was targeted past calendar year in a U.S. cruise missile assault in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 70 people, including small children, on the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun.
Israel has struck Syrian army spots quite a few periods in the system of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s forces.
Israel has extensive claimed Iran was expanding its impact in a belt of territory that stretches from the Iraqi border to the Lebanese border, in which Israel suggests Iran provides Hezbollah with arms.
Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias have a large armed service existence in Syria and are effectively entrenched in central and eastern locations in the vicinity of the Iraqi border.
Deputy Hezbollah chief Sheikh Naim Qassem informed pro-Syrian govt tv channel al Maydeen he envisioned a reaction to the loss of life of at minimum seven Iranian army staff for the duration of a missile strike earlier this month on the T-4 airfield near Homs, which Iran blamed on Israel
“The deliberate Israeli slaying of Iranians in the T4 base will have a reaction but we really don’t know its nature or its facts,” Qassem explained in the television interview.
The seriously armed and Tehran-backed Shi’ite movement has been a very important military services ally of President Bashar al-Assad in the seven-yr-aged Syrian war.
Hezbollah, which previous fought a important war with Israel in 2006, has even so stated it would not open a new entrance against its arch-foe from Lebanon.
Qassem stated the effective militia did not fight in all the major battles in Syria but was present in any spot that was needed. He did not elaborate.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned right after the U.S., British, and French strikes in Syria his region will continue on “to go in opposition to Iran in Syria.”
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi in Amman Extra reporting by Nayera Abdullah in Cairo, Yara Bayoumy in Washington and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem Modifying by Leslie Adler, Peter Cooney and Michael Perry)