Syrian Monitor: Dozen Die in Airstrike Likely Led by US


A Syrian government-run media outlet reported early Thursday that US -led coalition airstrikes hit Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

"Six missiles were fired at the Dabaa military airport and surrounding area in the western sector of Homs province, targeting Lebanese Hezbollah weapons warehouses", Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

The Observatory group identified Israel as the likely perpetrator. Syrian media outlets reported that S-200 anti-aircraft missiles were fired during the attack on the air base.

Earlier this month, Israel bombed Iranian military positions in Syria in what it said was retaliation for Iranian strikes on the occupied Golan Heights. No casualties have been reported, and Israel has yet to claim responsibility, but the country routinely keeps silent about its growing military role in neighboring Syria, where Israel recently launched a historic wave of airstrikes against suspected Iranian and pro-Iran targets.

Washington DC correspondent for The National, Joyce Karam, said: "Two Assad military targets were attacked in East Syria -per Regime Media- by US Coalition".

Russian Federation and Iran support the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the complex Syrian conflict, which is now in its eighth year.

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The installation, which is located north of the town of al-Qusayr, was captured by Hezbollah forces from opposition troops in 2013, in a game-changing development in the civil war.

Syria's government forces have relied on support from the Lebanese group Hezbollah and other regional militias, organized by Iran to wage war on Syrian rebels and IS militants.

Tensions are high in Syria after several Israeli bombing raids in recent weeks on regime positions, as well as on military instillations reportedly used by government ally Iran.

"All batteries that fire on Israeli aircraft will be destroyed".

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will not allow Iran to threaten Israel from Syria.