TEHRAN, April 16 (KUNA) -- Iran on Monday threatened Israel that it would retaliate for a recent air strike on a military airport in Syria that left casualties among Iranian personnel operating at the air facility.
Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said at a news conference "the Zionist entity will be dealt the necessary blow sooner or later and will regret what it has done."
"Syrian and resistance forces are present on the arena are capable of reprisal at the appropriate time for these crimes," he added.
Israeli warplanes, last week, flew over Lebanon and fired a number of air-to-surface missiles, hitting the T-4 airport in Syria, leaving at least seven Iranian military personnel dead.
Tiyas military airbase, also known as the T-4 airbase, is a Syrian Arab Air Force base located in the Homs Governorate, north of Tiyas, and west of the ancient city of Palmyra.
Iran has deployed military personnel in Syria, assisting the regime of Bashar Al-Assad against rebelling armed opposition groups.
Tehran and Damascus have been close allies since era of the late president, Hafez Al-Assad, who inked a strategic mutual defense treaty with the Islamic republic. (end)