Russia Details Interception of Missiles fired at Syria by US-coalition Forces

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Russia Details Interception of Missiles fired at Syria by US-coalition Forces
Syrian sky lit up after US, UK, France launch attack on Saturday

The Russian ministry of defense released a detailed report on interception of US-led coalition missiles by the Syrian Arab Republic on Saturday.

According to the report briefing held by Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy on Saturday, the US alongside its allies conducted a missile strike by its air and naval carriers targeting military and civil facilities of the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in the period from 3.42 am till 5.10 am (MSK).

The report stated that the strike targeted Syrian air bases as well. Russia has registered the following data.

“Four missiles targeted the Damascus International Airport; 12 missiles – the Al-Dumayr airdrome, all the missiles have been shot down. 18 missiles targeted the Blai airdrome, all the missiles shot down. 12 missiles targeted the Shayrat air base, all the missiles shot down. Air bases were not affected by the strike. Five out of nine missiles were shot down targeting the unoccupied Mazzeh airdrome. 13 out of 16 missiles were shot down targeting the Homs airdrome,” the report stated.

There are no heavy destructions. In total 30 missiles targeted facilities near Barzah and Jaramana. Seven of them have been shot down. These facilities allegedly relating to the so-called “Damascus military chemical programme” were partially destructed. However, the objects have not been used for a long time, so there were no people and equipment there, Sergei said.

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