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No US military activity in Syria's Homs at this time - Pentagon

The Russian Defense MInistry The Russian Defense MInistry
Kenny Thornton | 17 April, 2018, 09:42

State television showed pictures of a missile that was shot in the air above the air base only days after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the city of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus.

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

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

Meanwhile, the state news agency SANA reported the overnight attack in Homs, spelling no further details but added that the source of the missile strike is not yet known amid speculations that Israel is more likely to be behind the attack after the Pentagon denied carrying out operations on the aforementioned airbases.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, reported that big explosions were heard near Shayrat airbase and two other airbases near Damascus. Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV aired still image of what it said was the air defences intercepting the missiles.

Site of previous USA attack: The Shayrat airbase was the target of an April 2017 USA missile attack in response to an earlier chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government.

It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes early Tuesday.

Even the USA, along side the United Kingdom along with France, ran air-strikes on Saturday in Syria to punish the Assad regimen for an apparent chemical weapons attack from civilians. Iran is a longstanding ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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