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Syria's air defences respond to missile attack over Homs

Syria's air defences respond to missile attack over Homs

The raid in Homs countryside reportedly coincided with another missile attack against a military airbase near Damascus.

The Syrian air defenses intercepted the missiles, said the report, adding that the source of the missile strike is not yet known.

Syrian anti-aircraft defences shot down missiles that hit the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late Monday night, Syrian state television said. "We don't have anything additional to provide".

Raw video: Department of Defense releases footage of Tomahawk missiles fired from the USS Higgins toward targets in Syria on April 14th.

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The Pentagon has declared there is "no USA military activity near Homs at this time".

Syrian state media is widely believed to exaggerate their claims of shooting down incoming missiles. Reports close to the regime indicated that its defences shot down six missiles targeting the base.

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

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. Syria and its allies most recently accused Israel of launching a strike against Syria's T4 airbase in Homs, killing four Iranian military personnel.


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