Assad military claims missiles downed by air defense systems
Syrian state-run television says Syria’s air defenses have confronted a new “aggression,” shooting down missiles early Tuesday over the area of Homs in the country’s center.
The Syrian Central Media run by the government said the missiles targeted Shayrat air base in Homs.
The report comes a few days after the U.S., Britain and France conducted airstrikes targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities.
Earlier this month, four Iranian military personnel were killed in an airstrike on the Syrian T4 air base in Homs. Syria and its main allies Iran and Russia blamed Israel for that attack. Israel did not confirm or deny mounting the raid.