Syrian air defense repels missile strike on military bases near Homs, Damaskus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pentagon denies any involvement, Israel has not commented the incident yet
13:30, 17 April 2018


At night the air defense of Syria repelled the missile strike on Shayrat military base situated in Homs province and one more base northeast of Damascus as Reuters reported.

'State television showed pictures of a missile but did not report on three missiles that were fired at Dumair military airport, northeast of Damascus', the message said.

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Pentagon denies any involvement, claiming that there was no U.S. military activity in this region at that time.

Israeli military representative claimed: 'We do not comment such messages'.

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On April 13, the U.S. troops landed a missile strike on chemical infrastructure in Syria; the UK and France joined in. The strikes killed at least six people and dealt damage to a number of weaponry research objects. 

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

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In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

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