Missiles target Syria airbase; United States denies responsibility

The Russian Defense MInistry

Syrian air defenses responded to a missile attack over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late Monday night, Assad regime television reported.

Big explosions were heard near Al Shayrat Air base, southeast of the city of Homs, and in eastern Qalamoun near Damascus where two other air bases are located, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights reported.

State-run television showed images of an intercepted missile and called the attack an "aggression".

According to Russian and Syrian military sources, of the 110 Tomahawk missiles launched last Saturday by Western tripartite aggressors against Syrian targets, 71 destroyed by the anti-aircraft defense of this Middle Eastern nation.

The US Department of Defense said there was "no USA military activity in that area at this time".

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.

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The same airbase was hit by a US missile strike in April, 2017 over allegations of chemical weapons' use by the Syrian army in Idlib province in the same year.

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

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

"We don't comment on such reports", Reuters quoted a spokesman for the Israeli military as saying.

Israel has repeatedly struck military targets linked to Iranian forces in Syria over the past three years.

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

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