The Russian Defense Ministry has commented on a joint US, British and French missile strike on Syria.
According to the Russians, the US, France and the UK have launched over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles on Syria and most of them were intercepted by the Syrian Air Defense.
“None of cruise missiles launched by the US and its allies did not enter the zone of responsibility of the Russian air defenses, covering objects in Tartus [naval facility] and Hmeymim [airbase located in the Latakia province],” the defense ministry announced.
The Russian military added that two US warships had carried out the attack from the Red Sea, as well as tactical aviation over the Mediterranean Sea and B-1B bombers from al-Tanf area had been involved.
SF wants no note that, according to local sources, the situation on the ground remains unclear. The real number of targets shot down by the Syrian Air Defense Forces is unknown.
The strike took place on the day when the OPCW experts are set to start a probe into the alleged chemical attack in Douma. This move is another example of the double-faced policy implemented by the US-led bloc.