Air strike won't affect war in Syria

Thousands of Reservists Mistakenly Called Up This Morning for Independence Day War

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that France persuaded US President Donald Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for the alleged chemical weapons attack. It does not even rank at the top of the list of President Assad's chemical crimes. For Syria to blame Israel for the attack, it would be an admission that the IAF was able to navigate Syrian airspace, not something that's helpful to Assad. Friedman continues: "Israel and Iran are now a hair-trigger away from going to the next level - and if that happens, the USA and Russian Federation may find it hard to stay out".

The reported overnight missile strikes on two Syrian airbases turned out to be a false alarm as there was no attack, state TV reported on Tuesday. The Iranians have also described their cargo flights to Syria as carrying humanitarian aid only.

Israel has cancelled the planned participation of its Boeing F-15 strike aircraft at a Red Flag Alaska-series exercise in the United States of America next month, after air force commanders decided that all its frontline fighters should remain at their bases to meet potential hostilities. It could be devastating for Israel's flourishing high-tech economy and for Iran's already collapsing currency.

"Israel will react strongly to any Iranian action from inside Syria", a senior IDF source told Sky News in Arabic, adding that Iran plans to attack Israel from Syria, gaining control of the Arab state though its air force.

The intelligence was released after an eventful night in Syria during which Syrian air defense missile systems went off for reasons which are still unclear. Secondly, Iran deploys Hezbollah and Iraqi Shiite militias to fight on its behalf in Syria. Iran's main revenue originates from its oil exports and, thanks to the nuclear agreement, it is exporting approximately 40 percent of its oil to Europe.

"The Zionist regime should not be able to take action and be exempt from punishment", spokesman Bahram Qasemi told reporters, according to Iranian news media.

Syrian state TV reports missile attack near Homs targeting Shayrat airbase
The source added that most of the six other missiles were intercepted as they were targeting Shayrat airbase in Homs countryside. Israel has struck Syrian military targets before and was blamed for strikes earlier this month on the T4 air base in Homs.

He stated: "The Iranian octopus is trying to strangle us and break our spirit".

For a host of reasons that vary by country, the players in the Syrian war appear willing to tolerate Assad because they're unable or unwilling to force him out.

Despite the rhetoric, experts believe neither Iran nor Israel are looking for open conflict. They condemned Iranian rulers for their disregard of human rights and their plundering of the nation's wealth on wars overseas.

While not claiming responsibility for the T-4 strike, Israel has restated a policy of preventing Iran setting up a Syrian garrison.

Both the U.S. and Israel appeared to deny involvement in Monday night's incident.

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