Syria claims to have suffered missile attack in Homs

Syria claims to have suffered missile attack in Homs

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In April of last year, Trump ordered air strikes against Syrian government installations after a chemical attack on the rebel city of Jan Sheijun in which at least 80 people were killed.

Syria said today (09.04.2018) that one of its military installations in the city of Homs, in the west of the country, was attacked with missiles, the state news agency Sana reported. “Dead and wounded in a missile attack on Taifur airport, air defense devices stopped the attack, but several missiles fell,” said an unnamed military source cited by SANA.

The agency, which did not give the exact number of victims, added that, in total, eight missiles were launched against these military installations. SANA did not offer details about the origin of the attack on the airport.

The Pentagon refuses to comment

For its part, a Pentagon spokesman declined to comment on reports of a US air strike against a Syrian military base. The official said that the Pentagon was aware of the reports but had “nothing to confirm”.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump had said Sunday there would be a “big price to pay” for reports that Syrian government forces had attacked the rebels with gas, killing more than 100 civilians.

On February 18, Israeli planes attacked this same airport where, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, forces of the Syrian regime, Iranians and the Lebanese group Hezbollah are concentrated.

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