Syria, Russia accuse Israel of missile attack on air base

Syria, Russia accuse Israel of missile attack on air baseBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Nayera Abdullah AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) – Syria accused Israel on Monday of carrying out overnight missile strikes on a major airfield, after earlier saying it suspected the United States of being behind the attack. Russia, the Damascus government’s key ally, also said two Israeli F-15 war planes carried out the strikes near Homs in central Syria. Russia’s Defence Ministry said Israel conducted the strikes from Lebanese air space, and Syrian air defense systems shot down five out of eight missiles, the Interfax news agency reported.



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