Syria says false alarm set off its air defences

Syria says false alarm set off its air defences

Surface-to-air missiles were seen in the sky over Syria's capital Damascus on April 14, 2018, as the Syrian air defenses were responding to the USA -led missile attack on Syria.

According to the SANA news agency, a false alarm of an airspace violation triggered the launch of air defense sirens and several interceptor missiles in the early hours of Tuesday, but there was no external attack on Syria.

Earlier the official Syrian media reported that Syrian air defense has shot down a rocket near the city of HOMS.

The reports claimed that 6 missiles targeted the Shayrat airbase in the central province of Homs, but a lot of them were intercepted by Syrian air defenses.


Some pro-regime websites reported that the missiles had targeted two strategic airbases: the Ad-Dumayr military airbase northeast of Damascus and the Shayrat military airbase in Homs.

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

"Saturday's strikes by the US, Britain and France were in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian military in eastern Ghouta".

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