Pentagon denies USA attacked Syrian air base outside Homs

UK envoy Russia and Syria must let inspectors visit Douma

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

Syrian state television reported early on Tuesday that missile strikes have targeted two new airfields in Syria, one near Homs and the other near the capital Damascus, while the US-led coalition denied carrying out those activities.

"We don't comment on such reports", an Israeli military spokesman told Reuters.

The apparent attack came days after the US, France and Britain conducted a coordinated missile attack against Syrian government targets.

Initial reports claim the raid is aimed at the T4 base, but others say it is aimed at Shyrat AB which was hit previous year in the US Tomahawk attack.


The same air base was targeted by U.S. missiles in 2017, after it was suspected of being involved in a previous chemical attack that killed at least 70 people in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.

A statement from the Syrian regime added that several missiles were intercepted, but these reports are unconfirmed.

Syrian air defenses responded to a missile attack over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late Monday night, Syrian state television reported, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Some reports pointed fingers at Israel who carried similar attacks in the past against Iranian interests directly or their proxy presence in Syria, but there was no Israeli confirmation at this time.

The Pentagon said there was no USA military activity in the area at the time.

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