False alarm sets off Syr­ian air de­fenses

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - WORLD -

A false alarm led to Syr­ian air de­fense mis­siles be­ing fired overnight and there was no fresh at­tack on Syria, a com­man­der in the re­gional mil­i­tary al­liance that backs the Syr­ian gov­ern­ment told Reuters. Syr­ian state TV re­ported overnight that antiaircraft de­fenses had shot down mis­siles fired at an air base in the Homs area, and a me­dia unit run by the Le­banese group Hezbol­lah said mis­siles had also tar­geted an air base near Da­m­as­cus. The com­man­der, who spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity, at­trib­uted the mal­func­tion to “a joint elec­tronic at­tack” by Is­rael and the United States tar­get­ing the Syr­ian radar sys­tem.—

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