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Israel Launches Airstrikes On Airbase Near Homs In Syria

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We had barely finished commenting on Israel's admission that it was responsible for last Monday's deadly strike on Syria's T4 military base - supposedly in retaliation for an Iranian drone flight in February - when reports hit of another Israeli strike, this time targeting Syria's Shayrat airbase near Homs.

  • AIR DEFENSES RESPOND TO MISSILE ATTACK ON SHAYRAT AIRBASE IN HOMS AND SHOOT THEM DOWN -SYRIAN TV

Local press notes that Israel is the alleged source of the attack:

  • SYRIA MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYS ISRAELI MISSILES TARGETED SHARYAT AIRBASE & SURROUNDING AREA: AL MASDAR

While Sana adds that Syria shot down at least one missile:

  • SYRIA SAYS SHOT DOWN MISSILES FIRED AT HOMS PROVINCE: SANA

مراسل #سانا: الدفاعات الجوية السورية تتصدى لصواريخ تخترق الأجواء

— سانا عاجل (@SanaAjel) April 16, 2018

According to Al-Masdar News, the Syrian Air Defense fired several missiles at suspected Israel warplanes that reportedly entered from eastern Lebanon. The the Syrian Air Defense reportedly continues to target these suspected warplanes.

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According to unverified twitter reports, the Syrian Air Defense is attempting to down these warplanes that are flying over the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains.

Another air defense missile was just launched
Reports of Israeli warplanes crossed the borders thru Lebanon pic.twitter.com/RxNJdjLoPE

— H.K 🇸🇾 (@Ibra_Joudeh) April 16, 2018

According to subsequent unconfirmed reports, Israel is once again targeting the same T4 airbase it just confirmed it had attacked last Monday, as we discussed earlier.

Reports of Israeli airstrikes targeting T4 airbase in Homs countryside

— H.K 🇸🇾 (@Ibra_Joudeh) April 16, 2018

The attack takes place less than two days after another alleged Israeli attack targeted the Iranian Jabal Azzan military base in southern Aleppo which allegedly left 20 people dead.

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