At least 14 dead in attack at a military airport in Syria

At least 14 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters of the Damascus regime died today in the missile attack at the military airport of Al Taifur, in the central province of Homs, reported the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

The NGO claimed that two missiles are believed to have impacted the base, which includes troops from the Syrian Army, the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and Iranian forces.

The United States has denied attacking that airport, in response to the alleged chemical attack last Saturday attributed to forces loyal to the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, in the city of Duma, on the outskirts of Damascus, and the Israeli Army has declined to comment if they was involved.

Previously, the official SANA agency reported the attack and acknowledged that it has caused several “deaths and injuries”, without specifying their number.

A military source quoted by SANA said that the air defense of the airport forces responded to the attack with the launch of eight missiles.

On February 10, Israeli warplanes attacked this same airport where, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, forces of the Syrian regime, Iranians and the Lebanese group Hezbollah are concentrated.

On that occasion, the state agency did identify the “Israeli enemy” as being responsible for the attack, in which a plane was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft defenses.

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