Following the deadly chemical attack that killed at least 40 people in a suburb of Syria’s capital city of Syria over the weekend, airstrikes were launched against the Syrian Bashar al-Assad air base on Sunday night. The airstrikes reportedly killed 14 people, including Iranians, at a military airport near the city of Homs.
Fox News reported Monday afternoon that officials have confirmed that Israel conducted the airstrikes, and gave a heads-up to the United States before doing so
From Fox News:
Meanwhile, a U.S. official on Monday confirmed to Fox News that Israel conducted an airstrike on a Bashar al-Assad air base in Syria on Sunday night. The airstrikes reportedly killed 14 people, including Iranians, at a military airport near the city of Homs.
Israel gave the United States advance notice, the official said.
Saturday’s suspected poison gas attack took place 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 the attack in Douma killed at least 40 people, with families found suffocated in their houses and shelters.
On Monday, the president said he isn’t ruling out military action. “Nothing is off the table,” Trump said.
JUST IN: Israel gave heads-up to US before launching airstrike on Syria, US official says https://t.co/1nO6QysDyf
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 9, 2018
In another Twitter post on the matter, one user pointed out the deceptive headline by the Associated Press, which made it appear as if Israel was the one who had committed the gas attack, when in fact, Israel was the nation who retaliated against Syria for the gas attacks.
One more: If you didn’t know that Israel had struck *an airbase used to stage chemical attacks*, from this AP hed and photo you would conclude that the Jewish state had gassed the kids. pic.twitter.com/5NPe4ZOOkS
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) April 9, 2018
BREAKING: Russian Defense Ministry says Israel was behind airstrike in Syria, fired 8 missiles at a Syrian government air base.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 9, 2018
#Syria: #Israel carried out 1st airstrikes on Regime targets since the F-16 was shot down in February. Multiple missiles hit #Tiyas Airbase W. of #Palmyra. https://t.co/Rhr5dsXTs8 pic.twitter.com/cMTu5pDkg4
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) April 9, 2018