At least 14 dead in attack at a military airport in Syria

At least 14 dead in attack at a military airport in Syria


At least 14 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters of the Damascus regime were killed in missile strikes at the Al Taifur military airport in the central province of Homs, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported.

The NGO claimed that two missiles are believed to have impacted the base, which includes troops from the Syrian Army, the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and Iranian forces.

The United States has denied attacking that airport, in response to the alleged chemical attack last Saturday attributed to forces loyal to Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, in the city of Duma, on the outskirts of Damascus, and the Israeli Army has declined comment if he was involved.

Previously, the official SANA agency reported the attack and acknowledged that it had caused several “deaths and injuries”, without specifying their number.

Israel bombed this airport on February 10

A military source quoted by SANA said that the air defense of the airport forces responded to the attack with the launch of eight missiles.

On February 10, Israeli warplanes attacked this same airport where, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, forces of the Syrian regime, Iranians and the Lebanese group Hezbollah are concentrated.

On that occasion, the state agency did identify the “Israeli enemy” as responsible for the attack, in which a plane was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft defenses.

Israel also carried out an attack on April 9, according to Russia

Two Israeli planes attacked with rockets the military airport of Al Taifur, in the Syrian province of Homs, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

“On April 9 between 03.25 and 03.35 Moscow time (00.25 and 00.35 GMT) two F-15 airplanes of the Israeli Air Force without entering the Syrian airspace, from Lebanese territory, launched eight rockets against the airfield of Al Taifur, “Defense said in a statement. 

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