Syrian Air Defenses Target Missiles Over Homs, Damascus

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

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, 71 out of 103 cruise missiles were shot down by Syria's air defense units.

"We don't comment on such reports", Reuters quoted a spokesman for the Israeli military as saying.

Iranian news agencies also reported missiles being fired toward Shayrat. Reports of that attack had been swirling on social media before the announcement.

Initial reports claim the raid is aimed at the T4 base, but others say it is aimed at Shyrat AB which was hit previous year in the US Tomahawk attack.

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They added that several explosions were heard near the base.

While Israel has refrained from confirming its attacks on Syria, an Israeli military official admitted to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman that his country was behind the T4 strike.

The U.S., Britain and France targeted military and research sites in Syria after the purported toxic attack on Eastern Ghouta's last moderate opposition holdout of Douma a week earlier.

"There is no US military activity in that area at this time", Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman said.

The strike was created to disable the country's use of chemical weapons after it allegedly used chlorine against rebels in Douma, eastern Ghouta on April 7.

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