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World Over 100 missiles fired at Syria, 'significant number' intercepted: Moscow

12:40  14 april  2018
12:40  14 april  2018 Source:   afp.com

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The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria , a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.

The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria , a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.

Damascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) © Hassan Ammar/AP Photo Damascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria, a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.

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The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria , a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday.

The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria , a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defenses, Russia and Syria said Saturday.

"More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-land missiles were fired by the US, Britain and France from the sea and air at Syrian military and civilian targets," the ministry said in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency, adding that "a significant number" were shot down by Syrian air defences.

It said that 12 cruise missiles were fired at an airfield close to Damascus and all were intercepted by Syria's air defences.

"Russian air defence systems located on Syrian territory have not been used to counter the missile strikes", it said.

It said earlier that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas covered by Russia's air defences around its Hmeimim air base and naval facility in Tartus.

The Russian military said the missiles were fired from US ships in the Red Sea as well as from tactical aircraft over the Mediterranean and by US strategic bombers from the Al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria.

The US, France, and Britain announced a joint operation against Syria's government, a week after an alleged chemical attack outside the capital Damascus that was said to have left more than 40 people dead.

Russia: US did not violate red lines during Syria strikes .
Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between the two, the U.S. made sure it didn't harm any Russian personnel and positions during the strikes against the regime of President Bashar Assad following a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma. "We told them where our red lines were, including the geographical red lines," Lavrov told Russian state television. "The results have shown that they haven't crossed those lines."Moscow had warned the U.S.

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