Israel blamed for Syria missile strike; 14 reported killed

By: AP | Beirut |
Published: April 10, 2018 1:41:26 pm

Buses carry rebels and their families who left Douma, at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria. (Source: REUTERS)

International condemnation grew over a suspected poison gas attack in a rebel-held town near Damascus said to have been carried out by the Syrian government, while Syria and its main ally, Russia, blamed Israel for airstrikes on a Syrian air base that reportedly killed 14 people, including four Iranians.

The timing of the airstrikes in central Homs province, hours after President Donald Trump said there would be “a big price to pay” for the chemical weapons attack, raised questions about whether Israel was acting alone or as a proxy for the United States.

Israel did not comment on today’s missile strike. The Jewish State typically does not comment on its airstrikes in Syria, which…

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