WSJ: Israel has enlisted the support of the United States before the attack on the Syrian airfield T-4
According to the newspaper, USA configured to, in cooperation with Israel to try to limit Iranian influence in Syria.
NEW YORK, April 18. /TASS/. Washington was warned in advance about the strikes by the Israeli air force on a Syrian military airfield T-4 in the province of HOMS on April 9 and approved this move. This was reported on Tuesday the newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
According to its sources, particularly intelligence officers, “Israeli forces last week with the tacit support of America dealt a blow to the latest Iranian air defence system, located on the Syrian base”.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as stated in the publication, “after he spoke with the President [USA] Donald trump, was ordered to strike at the newly arrived battery of air defense, not to allow Iranian forces to use it against Israeli aircraft.”
The publication notes that this Iranian system was destroyed before it was prepared for use. In addition, were allegedly destroyed a hangar, which contained unmanned aerial vehicles used by the Iranians.
The article also stated that the United States committed to cooperation with Israel to try to limit Iranian influence in Syria.
However, as noted, in the Pentagon fear that direct confrontation with the Iranian forces will lead to the fact that Tehran will try to attack U.S. military personnel in the region.
9 APR military airfield T-4 in the Syrian province of HOMS has suffered a massive missile attack, Syria blamed it on Israel. The defense Ministry reported that two F-15 Israeli air force, while in the skies over Lebanon, and fired at the airfield eight rockets, five of which were destroyed by Syrian air defense units.
On 10 April, the Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that he did not know about who attacked the airfield T-4.