Syria: missiles fired at air base near Homs

The Russian Defense MInistry

However, unconfirmed military reports cited by Al-Masdar News finding that the missiles entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon, possibly leading to the Israeli Air Force as the author of the attacks.

Syrian state television reported early on Tuesday that missile strikes have targeted two new airfields in Syria, one near Homs and the other near the capital Damascus, while the US-led coalition denied carrying out those activities.

"There is no USA military activity in that area at this time", Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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"There is no USA military activity in that area at this time", a Pentagon spokesman, Eric Pahon, said.

Shayrat airbase was targeted previous year in a USA cruise missile attack in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 70 people, including children on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Shayrat air base in Syria, following US Tomahawk Land Attack in April 2017.

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Israeli interventions: Tel Aviv has carried out multiple airstrikes on Syrian government targets during the conflict.

The air strikes came in response to a suspected gas attack in Douma, outside Damascus, earlier this month in which the World Health Organization has said 43 people who died suffered "symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals".

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Overall, the United Nations estimates that 13 million Syrians including six million children need humanitarian aid.

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