“When the Zionists pounded the T4 base in Syria and martyred a number of our youth, they imagined that they would not receive any response and thought that they can intimidate the resistance front with the US and Britain’s support and thought that no one would respond to them and as you all witnessed they said if we (the Resistance Front) retaliated, they would put an end to the Syrian government but they received a response in the Golan and tens of missiles flew over the region and a message was sent to them that if this they responded, we would raze to the ground the heart of Tel Aviv and they were forced to shut up and haven’t done a damn thing since then,” General Salami said, addressing the Iranian people in a per-sermon speech at the Friday prayers in the Northeastern city of Mashhad today.
He said that the Palestinians who one day fought against Israel by stones are now equipped with missiles and all Israeli points are within the range of their artillery fire and missiles.
General Salami said that the Americans’ action to save the Zionists is like attempts by an ambulance to save the life of a patient when he/she is dead.
He referred to the US attempts to isolate Iran and sanction the country again, and said all regional equations depend on Iran’s cooperation and the country cannot be isolated.
“Their statements that we should be disarmed and their thoughts that we would go for a compromise are nothing but useless dreams. We are powerful and will increase our power,” General Salami said.
The Syrian army intercepted dozens of incoming Israeli missiles and reciprocated the assault with a barrage of rocket attacks on military centers in occupied Golan last month, the first such response in decades.
Syria’s state news agency, SANA, reported that the Syrian army’s air defense systems intercepted Israel’s missile attacks on the town of al-Ba’ath; Israel had also earlier targeted the town with artillery fire.
According to the report, the Syrian army’s air defense systems intercepted tens of Israeli missiles in the sky while a number of missiles hit the air defense and radar units as well as arms caches.
Meantime, al-Mayadeen news channel reported that over 50 rockets were fired at 4 Israeli military complex centers in occupied Golan, each including several military units, after Israel’s attacks on Quneitra.
Other sources, including al-Alam news channel, also reported that the number of rockets fired at occupied Golan went over 68.
Tehran declared in Aoril that four of its military advisers had been martyred in Israel’s overnight airstrikes on T4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs.
Two Israeli fighter jets attacked the Syrian army’s T4 military base in Homs province from the Lebanese airspace, killing and wounding over a dozen militaries, including 4 Iranian military advisers.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that Israeli F-15 fighter jets targeted Syria’s airbase. The warplanes fired eight guided missiles, but Syrian air defense units shot down five before they could hit the airfield. Three of the missiles reached the Western part of the airfield.