ISIS attempted to launch an offensive after Israeli missile attack on T-4 Airbase

No coincidence that ISIS attacked was timed to coincide with Israeli airstrikes

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Al Masdar
ISIS attempted to launch an offensive after Israeli missile attack on T-4 Airbase

A Syrian airbase has been hit by missiles, two days after several countries, including the US, had blamed Damascus for staging an alleged chemical attack in Douma despite the fact that a probe into the incident hasn’t yet been launched.

Daesh terrorists have attempted to launch an offensive in several districts of the Homs province after a missile attack on a T-4 airbase in the province’s east, Al Mayadeen broadcaster reported on Monday.

“After the attack on a T-4 airbase, Daesh militants tried to advance to two districts, situated in the desert,” a correspondent said, citing personal sources.

SANA news agency reported earlier in the day, citing its own correspondent that the Syrian T-4 airbase in the country’s Homs province had been attacked with missiles, alleging that the missiles could have been launched by the US.

However, a source close to the US administration told Sputnik that the US wasn’t conducting any military operations against Syria at that time. Several people have reportedly been injured and several died as result of the attack.

Al Mayadeen, in its turn, said that the missiles flew over Lebanon from the Mediterranean Sea.

The Israeli military, in its turn, has refused to comment on the missile attack, regarding the fact that Israel has already attacked the same airbase.

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Al Masdar
ISIS assaults Syrian Army along strategic highway from Homs to Deir Ezzor

Around midnight on the night of Sunday to Monday, Islamic State forces launched a general offensive against the Syrian Army in Homs and Deir Ezzor provinces.

The terrorist attack has so far targeted government positions along the strategic Homs to Deir Ezzor highway – specifically the section of road running between the town of As-Sukhnah to the city of Deir Ezzor.

According to Al-Masdar News journalist Ibrahim Houdeh, the ISIS onslaught has resulted in fierce clashes at multiple points throughout eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor provinces.

So far no reports exist on whether or not Islamic State forces have achieved any advance. At the same time, military sources have not mentioned if the attack was repelled.

Author Details
Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts.

His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world.

His favored areas of study include state-sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
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