Many Iranians Killed In Missile Attack In Syria
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 30, 2018,
Apr 30, 2018, 22:40
The Syrian president, for his part, said that escalating aggression on Syria will enhance Syrians' resolve to eliminate terrorism.
Suspected Israeli missile strikes shook Syria on Sunday with sufficient pressure to register as an quake, as blasts focused two Iran-linked navy bases and left practically 30 pro-government fighters useless. Both hits destroyed surface-to-surface missiles, the monitor said.
The Syrian Human Rights Observatory (based in London) reported that 26 people were killed in this attack, Iranians among them.
The Observatory said a Syrian army base was hit near the city of Salhab, west of Hama, where Iranian forces are also stationed.
Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview published Thursday that his country will strike Iran if it attacks.
Israel has cited Iran's hostile rhetoric, support for anti-Israel militant groups and development of long-range missiles. Reports later surfaced that advanced Iranian Air defenses had been the target of the strike. While five of the eight missiles were shot down, the remaining led to the deaths of at least seven Iranian advisors.
Israel expects the Iranian retaliation to the deadly IAF strike on T-4 on April 10th will come in the form of a guided missile strike, according to an IDF official who spoke with Sky News Arabic.
Israeli sources report that airspace has been closed over the Israel-Syria border, and over the Golan Heights in the northeast of the country. The state-run television reported that the missiles targeted military outposts in the Hama and Aleppo countryside.
Further complicating matters, key Assad-backers Russian Federation have indicated over recent weeks that they could soon deploy game-changing air defense capabilities to Syria in response to the Western raids in Syria.
"We will keep our freedom of operation in all of Syria".
The president said that there is an escalation in the foreign aggression on Syria, adding that the foreign powers have become directly engaged in the attacks after their schemes in Syria were rendered flat when the rebels they are backing have largely failed.