Missiles target Syria airbase; USA denies responsibility

  • Missiles target Syria airbase; USA denies responsibility

Missiles target Syria airbase; USA denies responsibility

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.

The Pentagon on Monday denied any involvement in an attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs, not far from where USA, United Kingdom and French missiles struck early Saturday morning. The television report did not, however, specify who may have fired the missiles.

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

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

A Hezbollah milita media unit shortly afterward stated that Syrian air defenses intercepted three missiles that targeted the Dumayr airport in northeast Damascus. Reports close to the regime indicated that its defences shot down six missiles targeting the base.

He said: "Video shows Missile launched against unknown Target in Far East Damascus countryside".

Israel, which hardly ever acknowledges its raids inside Syria, failed to comment on its alleged involvement.

A local reporter for The Arab News said Israeli warplanes were spotted in Syrian airspace just before the missiles were reported. The US Department of Defense spokesman, meanwhile, told Sky News Arabia that there are "a lot of players" in the region who could have carried out the Tuesday morning attack in Syria.