On Sunday night, Syrian air defense forces thwarted a strike that targeted the Tiyas military air base in Homs province, with Syrian state media placing the responsibility on Israel.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed an agreement with Syria which allows the Russian military to use the Khmeimin airbase on the Mediterranean for another half a century.
At least 9 civilians, including 4 children, were killed in the U.S. missile attack on the military airbase and the neighbor villages in the southeastern countryside of Homs province.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned a US cruise missile attack on a military airbase near the city of Homs in the Western part of Syria, calling it “destructive and dangerous”.
The U.S. Navy fired more than 50 tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Military Airport in the eastern countryside of the Homs province.
US-led Coalition building large infrastructure north Syria to combat ISIS in Raqqa.
According to the sources’ reports, Syrian army took two more villages along Aleppo-Raqqa highway under control.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran could, if necessary, allow Russia to use its military bases on “a case by case basis” for missions against terrorists in Syria, PressTV reported.
The Syrian army seized back Baner Fazeh, Fazeh Farm and Western Qasr al-Heir in Eastern Homs province after several hours of clashes with the terrorists.
Intense clashes continue in and around Deir Ezzor city. During the second phase of assault ISIS captured a number of points from SAA.