A suspected Israeli missile assault on a Syrian airbase in Homs province was a "historic mistake", the leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah has said in a televised speech. Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday from the Lebanese capital, Beirut, that Israel has placed itself in direct combat with Iran, referring to missile attacks that targeted military sites in Syria on April 9. Two Israeli warplanes, using Lebanese airspace, fired eight missiles at the T-4 military airbase, according to the Russian military. The attack at the airbase, located 40km west of Palmyra, killed about 14 people, at least four of whom were Iranians from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps - a separate force from Iran's army that answers only to the country's supreme leader. Nasrallah described the attack as unprecedented in the region - something that could not be overlooked. The missile strike followed a suspected chemical attack targeting Douma, a former rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus that saw a two-month offensive by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 19 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that the Israeli military carried out "wide-scale strikes" of targets in Syria belonging to Iranian forces and the Syrian regime on Wednesday, in response to the four rockets launched into Israel in the overnight hours. In a series of tweets on Tuesday night the IDF wrote, "We just carried out wide-scale strikes of Iranian Quds Force & Syrian Armed Forces targets in Syria in response to the rockets fired at Israel by an Iranian force in Syria last night." The targets reportedly included missile launchers, warehouses that stored weapons, command centers and bases.