Iran Threatens Israel in Excess of Air Strike in Syria

Hannah Rogers
April 12, 2018

The Iranians will retaliate "almost certainly from Syria", the report said.

Iranian media on Monday evening reported that least three members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had been martyred in a deadly attack on a Syrian military airport.

However, Israel has carried out numerous strikes in Syria, with some meant to stop Iran and allies including the Lebanese group Hezbollah from gaining strength near its borders. While Assad and his allies deny perpetrating chemical weapons attacks, the global community continues to collect damning evidence.

It said that the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad "must be held accountable for its continued human rights abuses".

"With Iran's long record of sponsoring terrorist groups that target Israel, coupled with regular calls for destruction of the state of Israel, this has been a long time coming", Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst for the USA government, wrote in Politico.

In his tweets Sunday, Trump called Assad an "animal" and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting him. "Big price to pay", he said. Russian officials many times warned about impending provocations and staged chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Russian Federation and Syria have consistently denied all the allegations of chemical attacks during the seven year old Syrian war, and in this instance have accused the rebels of staging a "false flag" incident to trigger U.S. intervention.

Damascus and its allies have denounced the accusations, the government brushing them off as an "unconvincing broken record".

A number of non-government organizations, including the White Helmets, allege that a chemical weapons attack took place in Eastern Ghouta's town of Douma on April 7. "This is an excuse for military action against Syrians and will definitely add to the complexity of the situation in this country and region".

Syrian state news agency Sana first said the missile strike on the Tayfur base was a "suspected USA attack", but later withdrew all reference to America.

This assault comes after a chemical weapon attack on civilians in Damascus' rebel-held suburb of Duma. Iran insists its soldiers are only in Syria in an advisory role, but hundreds have been killed since the civil war began in 2011.

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