Syria shoots down missiles over air bases

The Russian Defense MInistry

The Russian Defense MInistry

Syrian state-run television said Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression", shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center.

Syrian air defenses respond to a missile attack on the Shayrat airbase in the central province of Homs and shoot the missiles down, says Syrian media.

The U.S., along with the United Kingdom and France, conducted airstrikes on Saturday in Syria to punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack against civilians.

A top Russian chemical weapons protection expert, Igor Kirillov said experts from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are set to visit Douma tomorrow. The television report did not, however, specify who may have fired the missiles.

Protection Secretary Mattis stated during the time that the Pentagon was careful to ensure the protection of Allied troops and also Syrian civilians inside the area and also that no follow-up attacks were planned.

The source of the missiles is still unknown.

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The reported strike comes days after the US, UK and France bombed Syrian military facilities over a suspected gas attack in Douma.

Israel has struck Syrian military targets before and was blamed for strikes earlier this month on the T4 air base in Homs.

A local reporter for The Arab News said Israeli warplanes were spotted in Syrian airspace just before the missiles were reported.

Following reports of an Israeli strike, an Israeli military spokesman said: "I'm not aware of such an incident".

That attack killed four Iranian military personnel - but Israel did not confirm or deny involvement.

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