Syria’s T-4 Military Airport Targeted by Missile Strike
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syria’s air defenses have managed to shoot down a number of missiles fired on Monday morning at the Arab country’s T-4 airfield near Homs, which is close to the ancient city of Palmyra, a military source said.
Syrian state TV said explosions were heard at the T-4 airfield near in central Syria.
A Syrian military source was quoted as saying the country’s air defenses shot down eight missiles fired at the base.
The state broadcaster said there were several dead and wounded.
“An aggression was perpetrated on T-4 airbase in several strikes that is most likely to be an American attack,” state television said in a news flash, according to Reuters.
The US Pentagon said it was not conducting airstrikes in Syria “at this time,” formally denying the Syrian state television report.
When asked about the explosions, an Israeli spokeswoman declined to comment.
The projectiles reportedly flew over the Lebanese airspace before hitting their target.
Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the foreign-backed conflict, hitting military bases and residential areas.
Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching a chemical attack near the capital Damascus, saying there will be a “big price to pay.”
The alleged chemical attack on Saturday in the militant-held town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region left dozens dead and drew international condemnation from various countries and international bodies.
Damascus, in a statement released late on Saturday, strongly rejected the allegation of using chemical munitions and said that the so-called Jaish al-Islam Takfiri terrorist group, which has dominant presence in Douma, was repeating the accusations “in order to accuse the Syrian Arab army, in a blatant attempt to hinder the Army’s advance.”