Russia Accuses Israel of Attack on Syrian Air Base

09 Apr 2018

Russia has accused Israel of the Monday morning attack on a Syrian air base that killed 14, including Iranian nationals. US officials have reportedly confirmed that Israel carried out the attack. The attack was staged within two days of a chemical weapon attack in the Syrian town of Douma, which killed at least 40. Both the US and France threatened to retaliate for the attack on Douma.

Syria initially blamed the United States but the US denied carrying out the strike on the air base. After Russia accused Israel, Syrian media quoted their military that Israeli war planes had carried out the strike. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied their involvement.

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