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Air strikes reported in Syria

Air strikes reported in Syria

Syria's state news agency SANA also reported about the attack, adding that though the missiles' place of origin was not known, speculations were rife that Israel could have been behind the attacks after the USA denied carrying them out.

"Last night, a false alarm that Syrian air space had been penetrated triggered the blowing of air defence sirens and the firing of several missiles", a military source told the agency.

Media outlets affiliated with Hezbollah added that three additional missiles were fired at the Dumair military airport near Damascus.

Syria's Sana Ajel news claimed anti-aircraft units responded to an attack in Shayrat airbase near Homs.

The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations has issued a joint statement endorsing the USA -led air strikes in Syria.

The US has determined that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country, and conducted limited military strikes on Saturday along with Britain and France.

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Russian Federation denied the claims, saying parts of Douma still needed to be de-mined and said the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors would enter on Wednesday.

It didn't say who carried out the early Tuesday airstrikes.

The reports claimed that six missiles targeted the Shayrat airbase in the province of Homs, but majority were intercepted.

Last year, Shayrat airbase suffered another United States missile attack after chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime.

A Pentagon spokesman said there was no United States military activity in that area at this time.

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


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