BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese military has released an official statement confirming that Israeli warplanes were behind the missile attack on Syria’s T-4 military airbase on very early Monday morning.
According to the Lebanon’s Army Command-Orientation Directorate, four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace between 3:25 A.M. to 3:35 A.M. on Monday, firing missiles whilst over the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Jounieh.
Given that Russian military authorities claim that two warplanes conducted the T-4 airbase attack, it is possible that the additional 2 aircraft mentioned by Lebanon where only part of the mission to provide electronic countermeasure support – a standard practice.
Lebanon is now the third country, in addition to Russia and Syria, to officially call-out Israel for the missile attack. Israeli military and diplomatic authorities are still yet to comment on the event.
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