Syria’s T-4 airbase is believed to house Iranian forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization and Syrian regime forces.
By World Israel News Staff
Russian fighter jets intercepted Israeli warplanes that were allegedly en route to attack Syria’s largest airbase, reports Russian news site Avia.Pro.
According to the report, two Russian Su-35 fighters took off last week from the Russian-operated Hmeimim Airbase in Syria to intercept Israeli jets purportedly on their way to strike the T-4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.
The Russian fighter jets forced the Israeli planes to abort the mission, the report claims.
Syria’s largest airbase is believed to house Iranian forces, the Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization and Syrian regime forces.
It has been targeted multiple times in the past.
In an attack on the airbase on June 3, 2019, fighter jets destroyed an ammunition depot, several warehouses, and killed five soldiers, believed to be a part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
In response to an Iranian armed UAV that made it’s way into Israeli airspace, Israeli Air Force jets destroyed the drone’s launch pad and control center stationed at the airbase on February 10, 2018. Several Iranian soldiers were reportedly killed in that attack.
On April 9, 2018, 14 were killed and several others were wounded after the airbase was hit by fighter jets. Syrian media claimed at the time that its military forces were successful in intercepting eight missiles.
The IDF, in keeping with its long-standing policy, has remained silent regarding its role in the strikes.
Israel has said on numerous occasions, that it will not allow Iran to gain a foothold in Syria.