Missiles shot down over Syrian government airbase: state media

Video captures Syrian missile defense weapons at base targeted in US-led air strikes

Protection Secretary Mattis stated during the time that the Pentagon was careful to ensure the protection of Allied troops and also Syrian civilians inside the area and also that no follow-up attacks were planned.

It also reported that the missiles were shot down by the country's air defences.

The Pentagon said there were no reports of USA military activity, after reports from Syrian television that Syrian air defences responded to a missile attack over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late Monday night.

State TV said the country's air defences had confronted a new "aggression" but gave no further details.

Meanwhile, Russia says it will help secure visit of worldwide chemical weapons inspectors to site of an alleged attack in Syria.

Dumair is used by Syria's military to support the campaign against rebels in eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Defense MInistry
The Russian Defense MInistry

But US Pentagon spokeswoman Heather Babb said: "There are no US or coalition operations in that area". Social media reports are pointing the finger at Israel for the strikes.

Following reports of an Israeli strike, an Israeli military spokesman said: "I'm not aware of such an incident".

The air strikes came in response to a suspected gas attack in Douma, outside Damascus, earlier this month in which the World Health Organization has said 43 people who died suffered "symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals".

With flags of Syria, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Cuba, the assembled, among them young people and women, denounced in a combatant march that the United States and its lackeys of United Kingdom and France bite the dust of the defeat when suffering the demolition of their missiles.

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

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov described it as a "provocation" and a "very risky development".


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