Photo Credit: SANA
Image of Syrian surface-to-air missile used in SANA's report

SANA on Tuesday night cited a military source that announced army air defenses had confronted “an air aggression perpetrated by Israeli warplanes on T4 airport in Homs eastern countryside, from the direction of al-Tanf on the Syrian-Iraqi borders, and shot down a number of the missiles.”

“Nearly at 22:10 p.m. (sic) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Israeli warplanes perpetrated a new aggression on T4 airport from the direction of al-Tanf region,” the military source said.

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The source added that “the army air defenses immediately intercepted the hostile missiles and shot down a number of them, [but] meanwhile, 4 missiles reached the targeted area and the damages were limited to materials.”

The Tiyas Military Airbase, a.k.a. the T4 Airbase, is a Syrian Arab Air Force base located in the Homs Governorate, some 115 miles north of the capital Damascus. The Israeli Air Force attacked T4 on February 10, 2018, destroying the main observation tower, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A week or so later, the IAF downed a Syrian warplane that had taken off from T4 and crossed into Israeli airspace.

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