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Syria: Alleged Israeli airstrike kills 40, at least 18 IraniansIn an attack carried out last night in Syria, at least 40 people were killed. Syrian TV reported that the airstrikes took place in the Hama and Aleppo regions. An Iranian news outlet reported that at least 18 Iranians were killed in the attack.
The official Syrian TV channel reported a series of attacks across the country last night (Sunday). Syrian regime officials and the Iranian military confirmed that among the targets was a base utilized by the Iranian forces in Syria. Sky News Arabia has reported that Syrian sources claimed that 40 people were killed and 60 were injured. According to an Iranian news outlet, 18 Iranians were killed in the attack on the base.
The base, which is in the southern Hama region, was used by the 47th Brigade, and according to reports, it housed Iranian and Hezbollah forces. In addition, large stockpiles of weapons were stored there. The other targets include a firehouse in the north-western part of Hama and a site in the Aleppo area. The Syrian military has confirmed the report and stated that “enemy” missiles attacked military bases in Hama and Aleppo. “Once again, Syria endures an aggression that is directed at military bases in the countryside area of Hama and Aleppo,” said a military source.
According to Israel’s Hadashot news, the US has denied that it was involved in the attack. The report stated that US officials said that the attack was not carried out by American or US-led coalition forces.
DEVELOPING: Unknown aircraft reportedly carries out strikes against Iranian assets in Syria pic.twitter.com/rR4Hw57J7R— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 29, 2018
The Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is affiliated with the Assad regime and Hezbollah, has reported that Syria is accusing Israel of carrying out the attack. “The explosions occurred in an underground storage unit,” the paper claimed. “The missiles that were used were bunker-busters. The estimate is that the attack took place from Syrian airspace. The attack’s nature and the targets indicate that Israel was responsible for the attack, even if it won’t take official responsibility for it, as usual.”
Israel has not commented on the attack or the reports about the allegations of Israeli involvement.
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