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Syria Reports Israeli Strike on T-4 Airbase Near Homs Linked to Iran

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A Black Hawk helicopter and Merkava Tanks during an Israel Defense Forces drill in the the Golan Heights on August 14, 2008. Photo: Moshe Shai/FLASH90. – Just a day after Israel confirmed an attack on Syrian military targets following the launch of two rockets at the Golan Heights, Syrian state media reported an Israeli attack on the T-4 airbase near Homs, Syria’s largest airbase.

Reports conflict as to the number of casualties resulting from the strike. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported five deaths, whereas the Syrian military reported just one.

Syria’s SANA TV reported that Syrian military officials had confirmed the destruction of a weapons storage facility and other buildings at the base, which is also known to accommodates Iranian and Hezbollah forces. Two Israeli rockets were neutralized by Syrian forces, according to the report.

The strike comes after a series of Israeli sorties early Sunday morning, which according to Human Rights Monitor killed 10, including seven “foreign fighters.” Sunday’s strikes came after two long-range missiles were launched from Syria toward the Golan Heights.

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