Israel has struck targets in Syria. Generalization
Moscow. April 9. INTERFAX.RU. Israeli aircraft on Monday night struck a rocket attack from Lebanese airspace on the airfield in Syria, said the Russian defense Ministry.
“On April 9 from 3:25 to 3:53 (Moscow time) two F-15 Israeli air force, without entering the airspace of Syria, from Lebanon struck eight guided missiles at the airfield, Tifor,” — said the Russian defense Ministry.
They added that units of the air defense of Syria were able to destroy five missiles and three rockets reached the Western part of the airfield. The defense Ministry said that among the victims of Russian advisers in Syria is not.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has threatened that the Syrian authorities that he considers responsible for the use of chemical weapons, “will pay a high price”. American media, citing sources in official circles, did not rule out that he was referring to the missile attacks on Syrian military targets.
Last night, the official Syrian news Agency SANA reported that the airbase in HOMS province came under rocket attack. According to pan-Arab satellite channel “al-Mayadin” missiles from the Mediterranean sea flew toward Syria over Lebanese territory.
Syrian state television said on Monday that the defense forces of Syria shot down a few enemy missiles in rocket attacks on the base, “Tifor” (T-4) of the government of the air force. It was reported the dead and wounded at the base, but their number was not called.
The Pentagon declared innocence of the United States to launch rocket attacks on the basis of the Syrian air force. “Currently, DoD does not cause any air strikes on Syria,” — said in a statement. At the same time it was indicated that Washington is “closely monitoring the situation” and “support diplomatic efforts” against those who use chemical weapons in Syria.