Update: as expected, it was indeed Israel:
- FOUR ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES ON IRANIAN BASE IN ALEPPO #SYRIA – REPORTS: i24
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Trump’s mission in Syria may be “accomplished”, but Israel’s is just getting be getting started (as we speculated).
According to a report by SkyNews Arabia and well as pro-opposition sources, a huge explosion was heard at the Iranian base Jabal Azzan located in Syria’s Aleppo after it was struck by “unidentified warplanes.”
Other sources, including Israel’s Jerusalem Post, appear to confirm the strike:
- POSSIBLE STRIKE AGAINST IRAN BASE, WEAPONS WAREHOUSE IN SOUTHERN ALEPPO SYRIA FOLLOWING REPORTS OF EXPLOSIONS: JPOST
- MILITANTS SAY EXPLOSIONS AT LARGE IRANIAN MILITIA BASE IN ALEPPO: AL HADATH
An unconfirmed photo of the strike:
The alleged Iranian airbase was first disclosed in late February, when Fox News published images showing a military base northeast of Syria’s capital. According to the report, Iran’s Al Quds force is operating the post.
For more information, please see “Israeli Satellite Images Reveal: Iran Builds Military Base Near Damascus.”
While it is too early to determine who launched the attack, since none of the western forces have claimed responsibility, the most likely party is Israel which as a reminder, was also the first to strike Syria last Monday, almost a week before the US-coalition forces also unloaded on Syria.