WEB Notes: This is a major escalation. Just when Trump discusses removing US Troops from Syria, Syria explodes with action. The AP adds to the account stating 14 were killed in the attack, including Iranians who were serving in Syria. Within just days, we now have reports that Assad gassed his own people, which we know is a lie, and Israel strikes a major Syrian military base. These things have no doubt been coordinated in an effort to ensure the US does not leave Syria, not that I believe they will to begin with, but it removes any doubt.
Two Israeli F-15 fighters targeted Syria’s T-4 airbase in Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday. The jets fired eight guided missiles, but five of them were shot down before they hit the airfield.
In a statement on Monday, the Russian military said: “Two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets fired eight guided missiles at the T-4 airfield.” The Israeli aircraft did not enter Syrian airspace and launched the strikes while flying over Lebanon.
“Syrian air defense units have shot down five guided missiles,” the military said, but confirmed that three of the missiles “reached the western part of the airfield.”