Conflicting reports on Syria and Israel

Syrian air defenses repel missile strikes targeting two airbases – media

16 Apr, 2018 22:17

Syrian air-defense systems have downed missiles after what may have been a new Israeli strike, according to media reports. The attacks reportedly targeted Shayrat Airbase in Homs province and Al-Dumair base northeast of Damascus.

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik. The Syrian air defenses managed to intercept some of the projectiles, according to a SANA reporter.

Israeli defense minister claims right of ‘total freedom of action’ in Syrian airspace

17 Apr, 2018 01:11

Israel will not accept any limitations to its operations in Syrian airspace against ‘Iranian threat’, the defense minister said, expressing hope that “communication” lines with Moscow will help avoid any “friction” in the air.

On Tuesday morning, a series of missile strikes once again targeted Syrian military infrastructure. The Pentagon, which led the coordinated April 14 assault against Syrian targets with its British and French allies, denied its involvement in attacking a new set of targets. Israel, which struck Syria’s Tiyas (T-4) airfield in Homs province on April 9, also failed to acknowledge bombing its neighbor.

Syria Blames False Alarm on ‘Joint Electronic Attack’ by Israel and U.S.

Apr 17, 2018 11:52 AM

Syrian military sources denied early Monday reports of an early morning missile attack targeting Shayrat air base and told the DPA news agency that the defense systems were activated, but that it turned out to be a false alarm.
A commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government attributed the malfunction to “a joint electronic attack” by Israel and the United States targeting the Syrian radar system.

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