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Airbases Near Hama and Aleppo Bombarded Tonight

  •  Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei giving a speech in Mashad, Iran, March 21, 2018.

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei giving a speech in Mashad, Iran, March 21, 2018. | Photo: Reuters

Published 29 April 2018
Opinion

The Syrian government says that rockets struck several military bases outside of Hama and Aleppo in new "aggression" by unidentified enemies.

The Syrian government says that around 10:30 p.m. local time, rockets struck several military bases outside of Hama and Aleppo in what it’s calling new "aggression" by unidentified enemies.

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"Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets," an army source reported to state television. The state news agency says the source of the blasts is being investigated by authorities.

An unverified opposition source said one of the locations hit was the Brigade 47 army base near Hama which is known as a recruitment center for Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias who fight with President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Sky News Arabia via RT reports that up to 38 people might have been killed in the multi-base attack.

Israel has hit Iranian-backed militia outposts in Syria in the past targeting the equipment convoy route of Lebanese Hezbollah that runs from Syria to Lebanon. According to the New York Times, earlier this month Israel struck a Syrian air base that Tehran used. Seven Iranian military personnel were said to have been killed in the attack, according to Iran's Tasnim news agency. Syria managed to shoot down five of Israel's eight guided missiles during the air strike.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei denounced the April 8 bombardment as "Israel’s crime" and vowed to retaliate.

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