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Syrian Air Defenses respond to ‘missile attack’ on airbase in Homs – state media

RT | April 9, 2018

A military airport in Homs province has been targeted in a “missile attack,” SANA reports. Although Syrian air defense systems allegedly intercepted at least eight projectiles, several people were reportedly injured and killed.

Several missiles were launched at Syria’s T-4 air base in the east of Homs province, SANA reports, citing a military source. According to the agency, the attack has “probably” been carried out by the United States.

There are several “martyrs and wounded” as a result of the strike, SANA added, without specifying the number of casualties.

While the US Defense Department is “aware” of reports of an alleged missile strike, it has dismissed reports of any US involvement.

“At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon told Reuters in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.”

According to Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the missiles were coming from the Mediterranean Sea, through Lebanese airspace. Meanwhile, Al Masdar News is reporting that “unknown jets” have entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon, and is speculating that the jets could be Israeli. In response, the Syrian Air Defense system at Mezzeh Air Base was activated, the report added.

Almost precisely a year ago, on April 7, 2017, the US carried out a strike against Syria’s Shayrat Airbase, launching a volley of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea. Back then, Washington justified the attack as a necessary response in the wake of reports of a deadly chemical attack in Idlib province, without waiting any on any investigation into the incident.

The latest news comes as Damascus faces fresh accusations of allegedly targeting civilians in a chlorine attack, which were put forward by the controversial White Helmets group, which is always to the fore in Western media coverage of the Syrian conflict.

Damascus, meanwhile, has denied the accusations, while the Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the latest reports as another example of a “continuous series of fake news about the use of chlorine and other chemical agents by the government forces.”

Amid escalating tensions, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US Central Command (CENTCOM), have allegedly been compiling lists of potential targets and attack options to present to Trump and his national security team, senior US military officials told Israel’s i24NEWS.

Israeli officials had, throughout Sunday, advocated striking targets in Syria, calling on Washington to retaliate against Damascus in response to the alleged Douma chemical attack. The charge was led by the Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who told the Army Radio on Sunday that he personally hopes that the US would take military action against the Syrian government. Among an array of politicians, Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog also called on the US to take “decisive military action” against Syria. The idea of Israel’s intervention in Syria was also supported by the Israeli Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who urged his followers “to try and stop this massacre.”

Donald Trump’s fury, meanwhile, focused on Damascus and the Syrian president Bashar Assad, whom the US president called an “animal.” The US leader also lashed out against Iran and Russia for supporting Assad, saying there is a “big price” to pay for the latest chemical attack.

Trump has already held talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, after which both leaders decided to form a united front against Russia at the upcoming United Nations Security Council meetings, planned for Monday. Macron previously indicated that France might consider unilateral actions, including a military strike if chemical weapons were ever used in Syria again.

April 8, 2018 - Posted by | False Flag Terrorism, War Crimes, Wars for Israel | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Lies, lies, lies…false-flag attack by terrorists (who include USrael) in an attempt to slow Syrian advances in Douma; another element of false flag is to divert world attention away from the criminally psychotic Zioentity’s latest “mowing the grass” crime against humanity in Gaza.

    Bully-boy Trump, Satanyahu, Bouncer Lieberman…the three stooges with no amusing aspect at all. They’re all criminals.

    “According to Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the missiles were coming from the Mediterranean Sea, through Lebanese airspace.” If this is true, a criminal (I’ll bet on USrael) has violated Lebanon AND Syrian’s sovereignty. May the perpetrators rot in hell…or in a war criminals’ penitentiary.

    I’m sick and tired of this bullshit….

    Viva President Al-Assad and Sovereign Syria!

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 8, 2018 | Reply

  2. This is the third false flag attack. The other two false flag chemical attacks pointed to rebel forces. This was the conclusion of UN inspections. Israel wants to expand its borders, Saudi does not like secular states in the Muslim world, the banksters and oil lords still want the pipeline going from Quatar to the Mediterranean Sea built ( Syria stands in the way), Syria has no foreign debt (the banksters don’t like this; especially Israel central bank of Rothschild)!!! The Neocons and progressives are foaming out the mouth.

    Comment by John L | April 9, 2018 | Reply

    • The Qatari pipeline, which was planned only after the war on Syria had begun, would be in competition with Israeli gas production in the Levant.

      Progressives may no longer be saveable even with rabies treatments.

      Comment by aletho | April 9, 2018 | Reply

  3. will the entire planet continue to be held hostage by the
    Jesus hating terrorists…

    the mass murderers for filthy lucre, who start not just …
    “regional conflicts”,

    but World Wars…for the Synagogue of Satan psychopaths

    …who pays the scriptwriters,

    ….in the global crime syndicate theatre of “Jew” worshipping ?

    is truth on holiday…

    Comment by Anthony Clifton | April 9, 2018 | Reply

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