Israel Strikes Air Base in Central Syria, Killing 2 Soldiers

    Photo: Times of Israel

    The Facts

    • Israeli airstrikes on the Shayrat air base in the central Syrian governorate of Homs killed two Syrian soldiers and wounded three on Sunday, according to the Syrian state news. Several missiles were reportedly intercepted by air defense systems.

    • The attacks took place after Israeli warplanes were seen flying over Lebanon, whose airspace Israeli air forces will pass through to conduct operations in Syria.

    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Israel has been quite clear that it will not permit Iran to freely move weapons and fighters through Syria if it threatens Israeli security. If endangered, Israel will target Iranian assets in all of the countries into which Iran has dug its tentacles. Iran will continue to see strikes like this one if its aggression continues, as Tehran's behaviors are out of line with the norms of the international community.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    This is just another example of Israel's constant aggression toward Syria and the resistance as a whole. While the West continually pontificates about Ukrainian sovereignty, it says nothing when Israel violates both Lebanese and Syrian air space on a weekly basis. The US and Israel have no credibility whatsoever.

    Establishment split



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