Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs

Syrian air defence shoots down missiles over Homs

Syrian news agency SANA stated that "Syrian air defense shot down missiles which violated airspace over Homs".

Six missiles targeted the Shayrat airbase in the central province of Homs and the Syrian air defences intercepted majority, Xinhua reported citing the report, adding that three other missiles targeted the Dumair airbase in the Dumair area in the eastern Qalamoun region north of Damascus and were all intercepted before reaching their targets.

Even the USA, along side the United Kingdom along with France, ran air-strikes on Saturday in Syria to punish the Assad regimen for an apparent chemical weapons attack from civilians. Approximately nine missiles reportedly targeted the base; their source isn't yet clear.

Unconfirmed reports said that Syrian air defenses had also intercepted three missiles aimed at Dumair military airport north east of Damascus.

The latest strike came in the wake of the airstrikes launched Saturday morning by the U.S., France, and Britain on Syrian military targets in the capital Damascus and Homs over similar allegations of the use of chemical weapons in the previously rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus by Syrian government forces.

Syria and its main allies Iran and Russian Federation blamed Israel for that attack.

It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes early Tuesday.

Syria and its allies most recently accused Israel of launching a strike against Syria's T4 airbase in Homs, killing four Iranian military personnel. Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV aired still image of what it said was the air defences intercepting the missiles.

Asked about the missile attack, an Israeli military spokesman told Reuters, "We don't comment on such reports".

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