Syrian State TV Says Air Defenses Shoot Down Missiles

A satellite image shows the Him Shinshar Storage site west of the city of Homs Syria

State-run television showed images of an intercepted missile and called the attack an "aggression".

Syrian air defense systems have been activated in response to a missile attack apparently targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, state media SANA reports.

Up to 10 missiles were destroyed by the Syrian Armed Forces, a military source told Sputnik.

Asked about the missile attack, an Israeli military spokesman said, "We don't comment on such reports".

It also reported that the missiles were shot down by the country's air defences.

The raid in Homs countryside reportedly coincided with another missile attack against a military airbase near Damascus.

Hezbollah's AlManar TV reported that six missiles targeted Shayrat and three were aimed at Dumair military airport outside Homs on Monday.

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They added that several explosions were heard near the base.

Reuters cited Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon as saying that "there is no USA military activity in that area at this time".

According to the reporter, missiles crossed into Syria through Lebanon.

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

Syria air strikes latest pictures: US, UK and France attack Damascus Sun, April 15, 2018 The United States, France and Britain have launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again.

The strike was created to disable the country's use of chemical weapons after it allegedly used chlorine against rebels in Douma, eastern Ghouta on April 7.

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