Monday, 9 April 2018

Israel accused of deadly Syria airfield bombing

Israel has been blamed for an airstrike on a military airbase in Syria which has reportedly killed more than a dozen people.
The T-4 airfield near the central city of Homs was hit with missiles in a pre-dawn raid.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 people killed. Three were Iranian, according to Iran's Fars news agency.

It said it was unclear who was behind the bombing, however Syria and its ally Russia blamed Israel for the attack.

Moscow and Damascus claimed two Israeli fighter planes carried out the airstrike "remotely from Lebanese territory", adding Syria's air defence shot down five of the eight missiles launched.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described it as a "provocation" and a "very dangerous development".

"I hope at least that the US military and those of the countries participating in the coalition led by the United States understand that," he said.

SKY      News.

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