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Witnesses claim the sky was 'full of warplanes'
Witnesses claim the sky was “full of warplanes” before blasts were heard in the region, according to reports.
Syrian opposition activists initially alleged fighter jets were firing down on Syrian military positions, but have since claimed the attack was on Hezbollah fighters.
There is said to be Hezbollah fighters in the area, but the group’s media wing are yet to issue a statement following the explosions.
The Isreali government is yet to confirm involvement in the strikes
The strikes are believed to have hit near the Lebanese border crossing in the Falita barrens area of Northern Syria.
A source inside Syrian Air Defence claimed the Syrian Arab Army is not present in the Falita Barrens region – but have been heavily shelling the area.
It follows Israeli strikes last month on Hezbollah targets in Syria, which led to Netenyahu’s air force clashing with Syrian forces.
Israel’s Arrow missile defence system was forced to shoot down a Syrian anti-aircraft missile
Israel’s Arrow missile defence system was forced to shoot down a Syrian anti-aircraft missile which had been fired at an Israeli jet during the bombing campaign.
And last week Donald Trump ordered strikes on a Syrian airbase following the Assad’s use of chemical weapons.
The 59 Tomahawk missiles were launched from two US Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean sea near Turkey – the first use of Tomahawks by the US since November last year.
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59 Tomahawk missiles were launched from two US Navy destroyers on Mr Trump's orders
Australia, Britain, Turkey, Italy, France, Israel, Japan and Saudi Arabia all gave their backing to the strikes, with the UK Government saying it was “an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack”.
The strikes marked a sharp policy change from the United States, with Mr Trump declaring he acted in America's "vital national security interest".