ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Two Israeli F-15 jets pounded the T-4 airbase in Syria’s Homs Province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
“Two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets fired eight guided missiles at the T-4 airfield,” Defense Ministry said in a statement.
It mentions that Israeli warplanes did not enter Syrian airspace, but conducted the strikes while flying over Lebanon.
“Syrian air defense units have shot down five guided missiles,” the Ministry said, confirming that three of the missiles “reached the western part of the airfield.”
Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV channel earlier on Monday said that an Israeli fighter jet had been flying while the strikes on the Syrian base were being conducted.
The missiles crossed Lebanese sky over Keserwan and Bekaa, heading towards Syria, according to the Lebanese TV channel.
Syrian state TV on Monday said that Washington was suspected of striking the airbase hours after US President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” following the gas attack, but both Pentagon and French military officials denied their involvement in the bombardment.
Editing by Nadia Riva