Syrian air defenses repel missile strike against Shayrat air base in Homs province: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年04月17日

Syrian air defenses repel missile strike against Shayrat air base in Homs province

Syrian air defenses repel missile strike against Shayrat air base in Homs province – state media
Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, and, according to state media, managed to take down all the incoming projectiles.

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik. The Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles, according to a SANA reporter. Meanwhile, the Al Mayadeen news outlet is claiming that all the projectiles were intercepted and inflicted no physical damage or casualties.

The Pentagon has denied initiating strikes or conducting any other military activity in Homs province. “There is no US military activity in that area at this time,” the Pentagon’s spokesperson told Reuters. The same information was also shared with TASS news agency by Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.

The raid in Homs countryside reportedly coincided with another missile attack against a military airbase near Damascus. According to various Arabic media channels, three missiles targeted Al Dumayr airport, but they were all allegedly downed by the Syrian air defenses.

According to yet unconfirmed reports, the missiles entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon, which may indicate that the Israeli Air Force could have been involved, Al-Masdar News reports, citing a military source. The outlet’s reporter also published several videos allegedly showing the launch of interceptor missiles.

Israel, which hardly ever acknowledges its raids inside Syria, failed to comment on its alleged involvement. “We don’t comment on such reports,” an Israeli military spokesman told Reuters. The US Department of Defense spokesman, meanwhile, told Sky News Arabia that there are “a lot of players” in the region who could have carried out the Tuesday morning attack in Syria.

While it remains unclear who launched the attack, the reported strike comes just days after Washington, London and Paris carried out a coordinated strike in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning. It also comes roughly a week after two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted another Syria’s airbase in Homs province, Tiyas (also known as T-4 Airbase).

次は先週のT-4ベース攻撃についてのもの
Tel Aviv Acknowledges Attack on Iranian Military Advisors in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Israeli military official has admitted the the last week attack on Iranian military targets in Syria's Homs province as a direct and planned strike, the New York Times said.

Two Israeli fighter jets struck the T4 military base in Central Syria from the Lebanese airspace on April 8, killing and wounding over a dozen militaries, including seven Iranian military advisers. Israeli F-15 warplanes fired eight guided missiles, but Syrian air defense units shot down five before they could hit the air base. Three of the missiles reached the Western part of the military airport.

The incident came two months after an Israeli F-16 fighter crashed after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to Israel's operation in its territory. Damacus said its military base came under Israeli fire, and it hit multiple aircraft in response.

Tel Aviv has claimed that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted an Iranian UAV, which crossed from the territory of Syria into Israel, but it has so far failed to provide any proof that the drone belonged to Tehran or flew over the Israeli occupied part of the Golan Heights.

Almost a week later, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman quoted senior Israeli military officials as acknowledging the attack as a direct hit at Iranian targets by Tel Aviv.

“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets − both facilities and people,” the Israeli military source was quoted by Friedman as saying in an April 15 article in New York Times.

The comments have attracted attention in Tehran since it's one of the very rare, if at all, cases that an Israeli military has admitted offensive operation outside its borders, but what makes it even more vital is that it is the first time an Israeli military admits a planned attack on Iran.

Once Friedman released the story the Israeli Army rushed to stop or lower the costs of such an acknowledgement by disputing "the characterization and accuracy of the raid by my Israeli source".

Tehran has confirmed that seven of its military advisers have been martyred in Israel's assault, publicly vowing to take revenge from the Tel Aviv regime.

Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati has cautioned that Israel should be waiting for a powerful response to its night airstrikes on the Syrian airfield, saying "it will not remain unanswered".

Iran's Foreign Ministry has also lashed out at the Israeli regime for the attack on the T4 base, warning that Tel Aviv will be punished for its aggressive action.

The Tel Aviv regime has launched sporadic attacks against various targets on Syrian soil over the past few years, in assaults slammed by Damascus as attempts to boost terrorist groups who have been suffering heavy defeats on the battlefield with President Bashar Assad forces.

The Syrian army has also seized Israeli-made arms and military equipment from militants fighting pro-Damascus forces on numerous occasions ever since the war of militancy started in the country. Israel has also admittedly been providing medical treatment to the militants wounded in the Arab country.
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