Syrian Air Protection Shoots Down Missiles Close to Airbase: State Media

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian anti-aircraft defenses shot down missiles close to the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late Monday night time, Syrian state tv stated.

State tv confirmed photos of a missile that was shot within the air above the air base solely days after a U.S., British and French assault on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical assault on the town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus

A Pentagon spokesman stated there was no U.S. navy exercise in that space right now.

Shayrat airbase was focused final 12 months in a U.S. cruise missile assault in response to a chemical assault that killed not less than 70 individuals, together with youngsters on the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Israel has struck Syrian military places many instances in the midst of the battle, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that battle alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces.

Requested concerning the missile assault, an Israeli navy spokesman stated, “We don’t touch upon such experiences.” 

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Modifying by Leslie Adler)

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