Attack on Syrian Missile Base Kills 14, including Iranians

12 April, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Missiles are displayed by the Iranian army in a military parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran Iran Saturday

Although the agency said it was likely "an American aggression", us officials said the United States had not launched any airstrikes on Syria. "Along the Gaza border, we don't let anyone touch us".

The U.N. Security Council planned to hold an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the chemical attack.

"The army, which is advancing rapidly and with determination, does not need to use any kind of chemical agents", the statement said.

United States strikes are not going to alter the Assad Government's trajectory "and they may make things worse", said Emile Hokayem of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He added, "The time for intervention has passed".

"All the signs are that Iran was trying to build an air base in Syria", the TV report said, according to a translation by The Times of Israel.

On April 9, officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria visited Douma but did not find any traces of chemical weapons.

Velayati's threats toward Israel, meanwhile, come after at least seven Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on a Syrian airbase after the chemical attack in Ghouta.

As these strikes have not curbed Iranian efforts to establish a presence in Syria, Israel has communicated resolute, diplomatic and open messages, first and foremost the USA and Russian Federation, that it will continue safeguarding its interests and will act to foil Iran's activities.

Israel did not acknowledge carrying out the strike.




An alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in Syrias rebel-held town of Douma has sparked worldwide outrage, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a "big price to pay".

Videos of the incident posted online showed piles of crumpled bodies, many of them women and children, crammed together in an apartment building, wide-eyed and with foam on their mouths, suggesting a poisonous gas had killed them.

According to independent monitors, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, and millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria.

Russian Federation denied any involvement in the attack. Maj.

They say Monday's airstrike hit a house in Dimnat Khadir district, an area that has seen heavy fighting between Saudi-backed government forces and Iran-allied Houthi rebels.

Observers said 14 people were killed in the attack.

He also lauded the Syrian army for its "vital" victories against the terrorists in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

"When on a given day, the chance for [active military conflict with Iran] are about one percent, now it is about 10%", former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday.

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