Syria And Russia Blame Israel For Syrian Airbase Missile Strike, 14 Dead

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Syrian militants blamed the nation of Israel for a missile attack on Monday that hit a major Syrian airbase leaving 14 people dead, some of which were Iranians active in Syria.

Russia, while backing the word of Syria that Israel was indeed the source of the attack, stated that two Israeli aircraft fired a total of eight missiles at the Syrian air base, five of which were shot down, and three that hit.

From The Washington Times:

“Since 2012, Israel has struck inside Syria more than 100 times, mostly targeting suspected weapons’ convoys destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, which has been fighting alongside Syrian government forces.

Most recently, Israel hit the same T4 base in February, after it said an Iranian drone that had violated Israeli airspace took off from the base. The base, which was used as a launching pad for counter offensive attacks against Islamic State militants who were at one point stationed close by, is near the Shayrat air base, which was targeted by U.S. missiles last year in response to a chemical weapons attack.”

President Donald Trump is set to make a decision on actions that he will be taking involving the alleged Syrian chemical attack by Monday night. More details to come.

Levi Perry, owner and editor-in-chief of The Daily Lev.