New video reportedly taken from Syria shows air-defense interceptors taking flight after US President Donald Trump announced that the US, UK and France would strike Syria.
”God bless you, God bless you,” a man can be heard saying, shortly after the interceptor seemed to collide with a missile, making a large boom sound.
“F*ck those American bastards,” the man from the video says.
The Syrian Army reports shooting down 20 US, UK and French missiles. When asked about the missiles, the Pentagon during a briefing that it could not comment on the reports.
Also, a Sputnik correspondent reported that US strikes did not hit presidential palace and government buildings in Damascus.
“Enemies carried out strikes on our army. But we will endure. I am going to work now, life goes on,” a district’s resident told Sputnik.
On Friday night, Trump said that strike operations were underway in response to an alleged attack in Douma, which Damascus and Moscow maintain was a false flag.
Analysts are puzzled by the logic of Trump’s decision to stand up against “Gas Animal Assad” by raining explosives on Syria and killing Syrians.
Damascus, Homs, a research facility in Barzeh, and an IRGC base (Iranians) in Qasioun Mountain have reportedly been targeted during the military operations.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Syria repelled the Western attack by air defense complexes made in the USSR over 30 years ago.
“Syrian means of air defense: S-125, S-200 air defense systems, Buk and Kvadrat were used in the repelling the missile strike.”
Syrian air defense forces have intercepted all 12 cruise missiles, which had been used to attack the Dumeir military airfield, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Russia’s air defenses haven’t been used to repell the missile strike on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, the military said.
At Least 6 Civilians Injured in West’s Massive Strike on Syria – Source. Don’t trust US/NATO reports of numbers of targets, says Syrians.
The Syrian authorities have not made any official statements on the total scale of the damages or casualties as a result of West’s strikes yet.
At least 6 civilians have been injured as a result of a missile strike on a military depot to the west of Homs, a local security source told Sputnik.
According to Syria’s Ministry of Information, Western media are exaggerating the scale of US, UK and French strikes against the targets in Syria.
“The Ministry of Information calls on citizens not to trust any media reports, which are deliberately or undeliberately exaggerating the number of targets and consequences of the trilateral aggression,” the ministry said, as quoted by the Syrian State Television.
The broadcaster also refuted reports about nine targets, which were allegedly hit by the Western strikes.
While Damascus has not made any official statements on the total scale of the damages or casualties as a result of West’s strikes yet, the Syrian state-run SANA news agency reporrted that missile strikes carried out by the UK, France and Britain on a research center in Damascus had only caused material damage.
No US Missile Entered Zone of Russian Air Defense Shield in Syria – Russian MoD
The Russian Defense Ministry has commented on a joint US, British and French missile strike on Syria, which took place on the day, when the OPCW experts are set to start a probe into allegations of a chemical attack in Douma, a claim denounced by Damascus as a provocation.
“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 Russian Defense Ministry has announced.
According to the Russian military, the massive missile strike on objects of military and civilian infrastructure was conducted by US warships jointly with the UK and French air forces at 3:42-5:10 Moscow time.
The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, has slammed the Western states’ move, saying that the strike “has been launched at the capital of a sovereign state that has been fighting for survival for years amid terrorist aggression.”
Earlier in the day, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched missile strikes on a number of targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus’ suburb of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, which has been blamed on Damascus despite the launch of a probe into the incident.
While Pentagon chief James Mattis said that US airstrikes on Syria were a “onetime shot,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford told reporters that Washington had no more attacks planned at the moment.
According to Dunford, the United States utilized normal deconfliction channel with Russia and did not coordinate targets before the airstrikes on Syria.