Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at airbase in Homs

  • Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at airbase in Homs

Syrian air defenses intercept missiles fired at airbase in Homs

The source of the missiles is still unknown.

Syrian air defence shot down missiles over the central province of Homs, the state news agency said on Tuesday with the strikes reportedly targeting regime air bases.

Meanwhile, Russia says it will help secure visit of worldwide chemical weapons inspectors to site of an alleged attack in Syria.

The Syrian news agency did not give further details and it was unclear who was behind the attack, which Syrian state television branded as an "aggression".

The reported strike comes days after the US, UK and France bombed Syrian military facilities over a suspected gas attack in Douma.

Even the Pentagon on Monday denied any involvement in a attack on a Syrian air base out Homs, not far from where by US, United Kingdom and also French missiles hit early Saturday morning.

There has been speculation that Israel launched the strikes.

Moscow and Damascus claimed two Israeli fighter planes carried out that airstrike "remotely from Lebanese territory".

Asked about the incident, an Israeli military spokesman said: "We don't comment on such reports".

Syria and its allies most recently accused Israel of launching a strike against Syria's T4 airbase in Homs, killing four Iranian military personnel.

Separately, a media outlet run by Hezbollah, a pro-Iranian militia, said Syrian government air defenses had shot down three missiles targeting Dumair military airport north east of the capital Damascus.

Syrian government has strongly rejected the allegations as fabrication by the rebels and Western countries to justify a military attack on Syria.