On April 14, an officer of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) revealed to SouthFront that the SyAADF and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) had not lost any of their assets in the US-UK-France strike, which hit Syria earlier.
The SyAADF officer also confirmed that not a single operational airbase had been hit and added that the information presented by the Ministry of Defense of Russia regarding the strike had been “highly accurate.”
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced that the SyAADF managed to shot down 71 missiles out of 103, which had been launched by the US, the UK and France at different airbases and military positions in Syria.
Syrian pro-government sources confirmed that at least three facilities of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in Damascus were fully destroyed in the strike, including an educational center in Barzah district. However, the sources confirmed that all facilities that got hit were fully evacuated days prior to the strike.
The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed, only hours after the attack, that the missiles had been launched by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) at a missile base of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) west of Homs, were all succssfully intercepted.
A video released by the Syrian al-Akhbarya TV showed that the British missiles fall in empty land and civilian houses in the western Homs countryside. The failed British strike reportedly injured at least three civilians.
Local observers viewed the US-UK-France strike as a failure in technical and strategical terms, as it didn’t’ effect the SAA offensive and defense capabilities in any serious way.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon provided own version of events. According to the US military 105 missiles were launched at 3 “chemical weapons” facilities in Syria and all of them hit the target. MORE HERE