Prospect of US Attacks in Syria Raises Security Concerns in Israel

12 April, 2018, 00:55 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Syria: Country's Largest Airbase Attacked, Israel Likely Responsible

"On April 9, from 03:25 to 03:53 Moscow time, two Israeli Air Force F-15 jets, carried out an airstrike by two guided missiles on the T-4 airfield from the Lebanese territory and without entering Syria's airspace".

"The Israeli attack constitutes an indirect response to the success of the Syrian Arab Army in eliminating armed terrorist groups from the Damascus suburbs and other Syrian areas".

Israel and Russian Federation have held routine coordination talks since Russian Federation started to send forces to fight along Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army in the war-torn country. But Israel has made clear that it will take action to prevent Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite militia backed by Iran, from using Syria as a springboard for attacks against Israel and to block Iran from transferring weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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Until now, however, Israel has largely avoided being drawn into the seven-year-long Syrian civil war on its northeastern border.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Tuesday that security officials are increasingly pushing for a more determined effort to stop Iran from expanding in Syria. "Iran is a risky and serious enemy that should not be underestimated", Zeev Elkin, a member of the security forum, said on Army Radio before it convened.

Both the US and France had earlier denied that they carried out the attack. "Israel is determined not to let them do that".

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Syrian state media SANA reported "several missiles" had hit the T-4 base in central Syria just before dawn on Monday.

The fast-paced developments threatened to further hike tensions between the USA and Russian Federation, which has in the past warned against any US military action against President Bashar Assad's government.

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