Syria Strike: On Eve of Moscow Meeting, Netanyahu Sends Putin Strategic Message

The attack attributed to Israel on the T4 airbase signals it’s willing to defend its interests in Syria, no matter what

Sunday night’s aerial attack on the T4 airbase in Syria, near the city of Homs, was the third to have been ascribed to Israel at that site this year.

In February, the command-and-control center from which Iran sent a drone into Israeli airspace from Syria was bombed, and, in April, an Iranian aerial-defense system was blasted shortly after it arrived in T4. There have been other reports, never verified, of raids on arms supply convoys. In recent weeks, Syrian reports have blamed Israel for additional air raids, including one near the border with Iraq in which dozens of Shi’ite militiamen, funded by Iran, were killed.