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Syrian air defences shoot down missiles in Homs

Syrian air defences shoot down missiles in Homs

According to local reports, several missiles were launched after "unknown warplanes" entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon.

"Our heroic air defences have responded to an aggression with missiles that targeted the Shayrat air base in the Homs countryside and shot them down", Syrian state TV said without specifying the number of missiles or the source of the attack.

The Pentagon said there were no reports of US military activity, after reports from Syrian television that Syrian air defences responded to a missile attack over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late Monday night.

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik. Reports close to the regime indicated that its defences shot down six missiles targeting the base.

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"There is no US military activity in that area at this time", Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman said. Check back for updates.

Saturday's strike: The US, France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes against Syrian government targets on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the government on civilians in Douma city near Damascus. Washington, London and Paris said the strikes were a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma.

Some reports pointed fingers at Israel who carried similar attacks in the past against Iranian interests directly or their proxy presence in Syria, but there was no Israeli confirmation at this time.


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