UPDATE: The Russian Defense Ministry commented on the incident by saying that Israel was behind the last night attack. According to the Russian military, two Israeli F-15 warplanes launched 8 missiles at the Tiyas airbase. 5 missiles were shot down by the SADF. 3 missiles reached the western part of the airbase.
Last night, the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) responded to a missile attack on the T4 airbase located in the country’s Homs province, on the highway between the cities of Palmyra and Homs.
According to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the SADF shot down at least 8 missiles. However, there were several “martyrs and wounded” in the incident.
The Russian state-run news agency Sputnik reported citing an “informed source source” that there had been no casualties and material damage as a result of the missile attack.
“The Syrian Air Defense Force has destroyed a few missiles, which attacked the T-4 air base. The missiles fell in the vicinity of the airfield,” Sputnik quoted the source as saying.
Local sources also indicate that no “notable” damage had been delivered to the base. However, the situation with the casualties remain unclear.
Watch Syrian air defense fire missile towards object overhead short time ago. Israel is suspected of being behind airstrikes tonight targeting an Iranian affiliated airbase in Syria. pic.twitter.com/1IDU2GLECo
— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) 9 April 2018
The SANA said that the US may have been behind the missile strike. However, the US Department of Defense officially denied this:
“At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon told Reuters in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.”
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) rejected to comment on the reports about the missile strike in Syria. However, a video appeared online showing unidentified fighter jets in Lebanese airspace prior to the strike. Considering that the IDF often uses Lebanese airspace to launch missiles at targets inside Syria, Israel is the main suspect in the last night attack.
الكفور كسروان pic.twitter.com/oSDkppfcg0
— Tontonaoun (@Tontonaoun1) 9 April 2018
According to Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV channel, ISIS terrorists attacked the Syrian Arab Army in Sebaa-Biar area in the Homs desert following the missile strike. Nonetheless, the attack was repelled.
It’s interesting to note that the efficiency of Israeli airstrikes in Syria has significantly has significantly decreased over the past few years. In February 2018, the IDF even lost a F-16I warplane as a result of the SADF’s retaliatory fire.
Some Syrian experts speculated that the IDF’s recent problems with delivering strikes in Syria are the reason why Israeli officials and public figures had encouraged US President Donald Trump to use a direct force against the Syrian government on April 8 following reports on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. However, despite a fierce tweet chain slamming Putin, Russia, Iran and “Animal Assad”, the Trump administration conducted no direct actions last night. So, according to this version of the events, Israel once again attempted to act on its own.
A fact contributing to this version is that the Israeli F-16I was shot down in February when it was conducting strikes on alleged Iranian positions in the T4 Airbase.
Now lets see if in line with Gerasimov’s statements the Russians went after launch platforms too. However might well be that either no Russians were really threatened or Israel kept as much as possible to Lebanon air space.
Oy Vey, Shlomos starting to lose it.
Absolutely a US Deep State false flag chemical attack, as they all have been. It’s so evil that’s it’s mind boggling in the depth of its depravity. When you’ve already won the war why would you launch a chemical attack – it makes no sense whatsoever. The US and Israel deserve to be totally thrashed in the Middle East and kicked out. They are evil rogue States and warmongers of the very first rank.
RUSSIA’S RESPONSE AND REACTION TO THE LATEST INCURSION AGAINST A SYRIAN MILITARY INSTALLATION (MOST LIKELY CARRIED OUT BY ISRAEL) = NOTHING
THIS CAREFULLY-EXECUTED STRIKE IS PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT PUTIN’S “MIGHTY” AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS DEPLOYED IN SYRIA ARE TOTALLY USELESS SINCE RUSSIAN FORCES WERE SUPPOSEDLY IN A STATE OF TOTAL ALERT AS A RESULT OF THE LATEST EVENTS IN DOUMA.
SAA air defences shot down several missiles so there goes your useless argument lol
I CAN SHOUT TOO.
4 words paints a thousand words.
Those 4 words absolutely cracked me up (made me laugh) for some reason.
Hey Wanker. What part of “Syrian Air Defense Forces Repel Missile Attack On T4 Airbase.” did you not understand ?.
Those hooked nosed “female genitalia” shoot from The Lebanon, like the stinking, rotten, walking corpses they are, once they cross into Syria they will be shot down like last time.
Now go and get that upgrade you were promised for being the dumbest fook on here and stay away.
All Capitals means you’re screaming at us! You must be some missile defence expert? ……I don’t think so? Talk about jumping to conclusions due to some form of disappointment,. Wait for the appropriate response from Russia and Syria. Did you not see how the Russians made the British Government look like complete idiots, liars and utterly deceitful and incompetent in the recent Skripal poisoning case?
“Totally thrashed” !!!! – British ?
I do agree with you, but because so many Arab souls have been sold for a shekel or a dollar, Syria, The Lebanon, Palestine are really up against it at the moment; with only Syria, Hezbollah, Iran and Russia fighting the brave fight against evil and globalism.
Syria could be last man standing and I hope the outcome is he remains standing.
I thought that russian can monitor every missile that will launch around syria and Mediterranean
Why russians dont have any news/reports of which forces those missiles belong?
They can, and for some reason they haven’t been able to retaliate yet. I suggested somewhere else that it may have been launched by an attack submarine that disappeared into the depths of the Mediterranean sea straight after. Israel doesn’t have that capability so most likely it would have been the US.
Syria recently announced that they are going to Golan Heights to fight the terrorists their. Looks like the Israelis are worried and hence the attack on T4 airbase. Russians won’t use the S400 unless it is absolutely necessary because they don’t want the US/NATO to pick up any identifying signatures, I also believe that Russia won’t use the S400 until the S500 is operational.
Israel also claims in a tweet from Febuary that Iran operates from the T4 base so this may explain it.
Wouldn’t want to be in Israeli shoes when Syria, Palestine, Yemen and Iran eventually take on Israel and they start dishing out retribution for past grievances. Going to make the Nazi Holocaust look like child’s play.
The Dolphin submarine carries several types of cruise missile and can fire them via torpedo tube.
But 20 at once? Wouldn’t they most likely launch a whole salvo of missiles to overwhelm defence?
It’s too early to say how many missiles were launched and the Israelis have 6 subs I believe.
Germany gave, not sold but gave Israel missile capable submarines.
Its early days yet I’m sure Russia knows who carried this out
Your wish is my command:
This is highly probably to be Israelis as they have a track record of violating Lebanon airpspace to carry out attacks on Syria. Unlikely to be the yanks as there were not enough missiles fired for them – they usually go for shock & awe
Next time shoot down some USraeli aircraft.
Supply the Sam t p lebsnpn
I think the Russians and Iranians should do a lot more to uphold Syria’s territorial integrity. They should stop playing politics or being luke warm! It beats me why the Syrians aren’t being armed with the latest anti-missile defence system’s! This is absurd!!
2 Israeli warplanes carried out strikes on Syrian airbase – Russian MoD
Probably the old Israeli trick of using Lebanese air space to launch the missiles. Even if they venture into Syrian airspace, they would be back in Lebanon or Israel before the missile took out the plane. If the Israeli plane made it back to Israel, the US would proclaim that Syria attacked Israel, and use it as an excuse to invade Syria. I know this is extremely frustrating, the US,UK Israel and Saudi Arabia kill innocent people on a daily basis, but the western media portrays Syria Russia and Iran as the bad guys. I believe that the western economies are about to collapse. Once their economies collapse, they will no longer be able to kill and steal from the innocent. Also, that will be when the victims can get some payback.
2 jets can only cause so much damage its not like firing 50 cruise missiles. From all accounts multiple missiles were shot down if reports are accurate
But if they are Yank cruise missiles, no-one gives a toss as they never seem to reach their target.
Yes, only because Pantsir system shot them down.
How is that relevant, they are killing people, they attack another country and kill people. Is there like some sort of open seasons on Syrians? Like in Shindlers List, just killing people for sport, Israel has become what it hates.
What do you mean? How about they drop three one ton bombs? They can cause significant problems and damage with only one.
Yes they shoot 8 x 1000lbs JDAMs
Forget the massacre of Palestinians and Kashmiris and lets go to attack Syria on fake CW attack what a moronic terrorist leaders of this world..
Osama bin laden has never existed, it’s imaginary man, nor Al Baghdadi exists, and that third one also. But, psycho Trump does exists…
This Collapse will be Beautiful….then we only have to confiscate their Stolen Gold & Grounds…and return it to the rightful owners…the harder they fall, the better it is…
Technically speaking, the United States has already invaded Syria. Bases in Al Tanf and in Kurdish held areas N. of the Euphrates pretty much attest to such.
Trump is the worst Animal by now that had the US administration, I don’t know how this republicans and democrats are working but it’s obvious that these Trump admin., Republicans they were not on the US admin for a decade and now they are making up for all lost time. They just want the world to burn, “Fire and Fury”, “Rocket Man” and “Animal Assad”, what civilized man talk this way you poor ass Trump. The biggest animal from all are you Trump and your friend BB
1) Extend the air coverage of missiles to Lebanese airspace. 2) Satellites have existed for a while now.
I think it would be fair for Syrians to return Israelis some of their hardware through Tochka or similar surface to surface rocket powered vehicle
No point in doing that whatsoever. They’d be intercepted and give Israel/US a pretext for wider escalation. Attacking Israel directly only makes sense in an open conflict.
Yes, I know that but the reason why I replied that way is that it was emotional response and another is that once it must be done because Israel would be even more assertive. One return, like as it was with F-16, just to let them know you’re not untouchable. Besides it is so dirty that I cannot explain how disgusting it is to me to attack the land suffering so much fighting terrorism. It’s beyond common sense.
Interesting to notice that apparently the US has retreated from its aggressive posture in respect of Syria, having realized that Russia would respond to any US attack. While the US is capable of inflicting serious damage to Russian forces in case of a major conflict, the possibility of the US losing major assets, such as its aircraft carriers, has stopped the US from starting a conflict which would cost them very dearly. Now let’s get on with the cleaning of Syria and the whole ME of the American vermine and its vassals.
A warning to gas-addicted Assad & Iranian terrorists….
Are you a transgender Yank or just a t1t ?.
You’re not an American (my guess) so you wouldn’t know who Jim Crow is. This useless POS name says it all as far as he is concerned. Lets just say that he is one of the lower forms of life in the US, usually found in scummier parts of the country where education, common sense and decency is discouraged…total addiction to ignorance, racism and subjugation of others is their claim to fame. This is the kind of brainwashed sounding ploy they are known for. Thank god they are a shrinking population…inbreeding does that, you know.
Look NW and West o the Euphrates – why hasn’t the SAA taken the Kurd pocket of Al-Tabakah out ?.
Just a question, nothing more, as I am always intrigued about that orange blob of vermin.
Anyway, get in here SAA.
Jew bait using standoff attacks so they can claim attacks on Israel to justify all out war. At this point not sure who is the puppet .. Americans or the Jews…. or both?
“to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.”…right, if only that were true. How many in the Pentagram and Tel Aviv would be left after a ‘prosecution’ of the criminals responsible?
THE SYRIAN AIR DEFENSE FORCES DID NOT REPEL MISSILE ATTACK ON T4 AIRBASE. Israel succeeded 100% in their goal. 100% success for Jew. 100% failure for dirty-Goyim. https://holodomorinfo.com/