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Air Defense Confront Missiles in Homs

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Approximately nine missiles reportedly targeted the base; their source isn't yet clear.

The military announced at around 1.10am local time (11.10pm GMT) that it had fired missiles towards the Shay'rat Airbase, to the south-east of Homs, and its surrounding area in the Homs Governorate.

Near Damascus, the pro-regime media reported that three missiles had been launched at the Damir airbase close to the capital. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, 71 out of 103 cruise missiles were shot down by Syria's air defense units.

The raid in Homs countryside reportedly coincided with another missile attack against a military airbase near Damascus.

They added that several explosions were heard near the base.

Syrian air defences intercepted missiles over Homs which targeted Shayrat air base late on Monday night, Syrian state television reported.

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The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) declared that at least nine Israeli missiles were shot down.

A satellite image shows the Him Shinshar Storage site west of the city of Homs, Syria, April 14, 2018.

Syrian air defenses responded to a missile strike, believed to be carried out by Israel, that targeted two airbases in Syria after midnight Tuesday, according to the War Media, the media wing of the Syrian army.

Following reports of an Israeli strike, an Israeli military spokesman said: "I'm not aware of such an incident".

Saturday's strike: The US, France and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes against Syrian government targets on Saturday in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the government on civilians in Douma city near Damascus.

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