Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Syrian air defences hit Israeli warplane, intercept missiles

Syrian air defences hit Israeli warplane, intercept missiles

On Sunday, Syria's official state television network SANA reported that the T-4 airbase near Homs had been struck with missiles attributed to the Israeli Air Force (IAF).

Israel has not acknowledged the incident, and says they do not respond to reports that emerged from foreign media.

Israel has admitted to having carried out one hundred of strikes in Syria against Iranian and Hezbollah targets and is suspected of carrying out hundreds of others. "It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets - both facilities and people", he said.

In the past, any successful air defense use against Israeli attacks was met by more intense Israeli strikes, and officials warning that Syria ought not resist future salvos.

The Jerusalem Post reported that four to six rockets hit the T4 air base as well as the areas around the base.

In February, an armed Iranian drone infiltrated into northern Israel in which the IDF claims was on a sabotage attack mission against the Jewish State.

Damascus, as well as its allies Iran and Russian Federation, said Israel was responsible for an April 9 air strike on the same Homs base, an attack that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet this week with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and on the agenda will be - again - the issue of eliminating Iran's presence in Syria.

"The Zionist regime tries to gain dominance over Syria after ISIL, but resistance forces and military advisers from the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue their presence alongside Syria to counter terrorism, " he said in a meeting with Palestinian Ambassador to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi.

Iran and Hezbollah are strong allies of Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime, the forces of which have been fighting opposition groups in a deadly civil war since 2011.

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