Syrian Su-22 warplanes took off from ‘Shayrat’ airbase on Friday hours after it was struck by the 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Friday's strikes have left small damage. The runway has been left undamaged and the destroyed six MiG-23 fighter jets were under repairs, Zaman-Al-Wasl portal reported quoting unnamed sources as saying Monday.
Two Su-22 warplanes took off from the air base on Friday after the attacks, the sources said.
Meanwhile, Syrian air force is moving its warplanes to the Russian-controlled Hmeimym airbase in Latakia province and to the civil airports over fears of new US air strikes, the news portal reported.
The Damascus, Qamishli and Aleppo international airports will act as a substitute of military airports.
The US had launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian government airfield late last Thursday evening as retaliation to Tuesday’s deadly chemical attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime in a rebel-held area.
The Pentagon released details on the strike, saying it was conducted using tomahawk missiles launched from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The missiles struck Al Shayrat airfield near Homs in Syria at around 3.45 am early Friday.
US defense contractors Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General dynamics noticed surge in their shares following tomahawk missile strikes by Donald Trump government on Thursday. Raytheon's stock surged to 2
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Raytheon is currently working with the US Navy to develop a multi-mode seeker to enable Tomahawk missiles to hit moving targets at sea, the company president said. “Raytheon will continue to upgrade the Tomahawk to meet emerging threats, citing current work with the Navy to develop a multi-mode seeker to enable the Tomahawk to hit moving targets at sea,” Raytheon Missile Systems President Taylor Lawrence was quoted as saying by a local daily,
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Syria is negotiating to buy missile defense systems from Russia to defend itself agaist Israeli and American attacks. “It is natural for us to negotiate with the Russians now with a view to strengthening (our) systems, whether to face any Israeli threats from the air or the threats of American missiles,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an interview to Venezuelan channel Telesur
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