Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Pentagon denies U.S. attacked Syrian air base outside Homs

Pentagon denies U.S. attacked Syrian air base outside Homs

The Pentagon on Monday denied any involvement in an attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs, not far from where USA, United Kingdom and French missiles struck early Saturday morning.

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.

Mr Joudeh added shortly after that "another air defence missile was just launched".

Syrian air defenses responded to a missile strike in the central province of Homs after midnight Tuesday, state news agency SANA reported.

A military source added the Syrian military believes Israeli warplanes were responsible.

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Those arrested, Mr Daplah said, had been charged based on Section 275 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29). Police were called to the scene due to the men failing to order something and were taken out in handcuffs.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said missiles did not hit any of the air bases. Reports close to the regime indicated that its defences shot down six missiles targeting the base.

The attack comes after reports of covert airstrikes carried out by Israeli forces at Iranian bases in the Jabal Azzan region south of Aleppo.

The U.S., Britain and France targeted military and research sites in Syria after the purported toxic attack on Eastern Ghouta's last moderate opposition holdout of Douma a week earlier.

Defense Secretary Mattis said at the time that no follow-up attacks were planned and that the Pentagon was careful to ensure the safety of Russian troops and Syrian civilians in the area.

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