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Double-faced Russia Did Not Use Its Air Defense Shield in Syria

14 April 2018 11:32

 

Russia said on Saturday that air defenses haven’t been used to repel aggression launched on Syria by US, Britain and France, noting that the Syrian Army has downed most of the missiles launched by the Western powers.

“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 said.

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.

A total of 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles were launched at targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry stated, noting that two US warships 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.

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