Airstrike hit T-4 Airbase in Syria after deadly chemical attack is blamed on Assad
Syrian state TV and witnesses said late Sunday that airstrikes had hit a military airport near the city of Homs shortly after a suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in a suburb of the capital city, Damascus, over the weekend.
Watch Syrian air defense fire missile towards object overhead short time ago. Israel is suspected of being behind airstrikes tonight targeting an Iranian affiliated airbase in Syria. pic.twitter.com/1IDU2GLECo— Israel Breaking (@IsraelBreaking) April 9, 2018
It was not immediately clear which country launched the strikes. The report on SANA said the attack on the T4 military airbase "is likely to be an American aggression." However, U.S. officials denied that it had launched airstrikes on Syria. (Could easily be fake news)
Israel has also struck inside Syria in recent years.
SANA said Syrian air defenses had shot down eight missiles and a number of casualties had been reported.
Saturday's chemical attack unfolded in a rebel-held town near Damascus amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics said a poison gas attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters. The reports could not immediately be independently verified.
Jaysh Al-Islam the "rebel" group now claiming Syrian Army gassed its own citizens in #Ghouta, #Douma, on April 8, 2016 same rebels ADMITTED THEY USED #ChemicalWeapons against Kurds in a mainly Kurdish populated area in the city of #Aleppo, northern #Syria. https://t.co/k1SHGb7sxM— Sonia Mota (@SoniaKatiMota) April 9, 2018
Images released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, a volunteer organization, showed children lying on the ground motionless and foaming at the mouth. The Assad government denied responsibility. (You can't trust the White Helmets)
As always, US UK funded #Syria #WhiteHelmets 'rescuers' the primary news sourcehttps://t.co/N47hce9Y5r— Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC) April 8, 2018
A 'chemical attack' that for Assad makes no military or political sense, just after Trump announced US withdrawal, and exactly one year after US attack following #KhanSheikoun
On Sunday morning, Trump condemned the latest attack as "mindless," referred to Assad as an "animal" and said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "responsible" for enabling the carnage.
Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
The president also warned Russia and Iran that there would be a "big price to pay" for backing the Assad regime and slammed former President Barack Obama, who vowed in 2012 that such actions would cross a “red line,” but later failed to enforce the promise a year later when hundreds of Syrians were killed by sarin gas. Instead, Obama brokered a multi-nation deal in which Assad pledged to remove his chemical-weapons stockpile.
We along with 8 other members have called for an emergency Security Council mtg tomorrow in reference to the horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians in Syria. This is becoming all too common. Strong action is needed. pic.twitter.com/Vt3L5fjVla— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) April 8, 2018
Trump and Macron spoke today. According to the WH readout, they spoke about the chemical weapons attack in Syria and "agreed to exchange information on the nature of the attacks and coordinate a strong, joint response." pic.twitter.com/6RhtTNBddA— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) April 9, 2018
Trump was to meet with his senior military leadership on Monday, the same day his new national security adviser, John Bolton, assumes his post. Bolton has previously advocated significant airstrikes against Syria.
Bombs will fly once this guy gets in. https://t.co/Ca4zukuxGb— Red Ice TV (@redicetv) April 9, 2018