Russia Outs Israel, Says Two Israeli Fighter Jets Struck Iranian Base in Syria

Russia: Syria intercepted 5 of 8 missiles ■ Two Iranians among 14 reported killed ■ Israel bombed the site twice in the past ■ U.S. officials says Israel notified in advance ■ Kremlin: Israel didn't notify Putin

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The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 war planes carried out airstrikes on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported. 14 people were reportedly killed in the strike, at least four of them Iranians.

Interfax cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying the Israeli war planes had carried out the strikes from Lebanese air space. The Russian ministry said that Syrian air defense systems had shot down five of eight missiles fired, while the other three landed in the western part of the base. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday that the strike was "a dangerous development."