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Reported overnight missile strikes in Syria false alarm

IANS  |  Damascus 

The reported overnight missile strikes on two Syrian airbases turned out to be a false alarm as there was no attack, state TV reported on Tuesday.

After midnight, Syrian and the War Media, the of the and its allies, reported that Syrian air defences responded to a missile strike believed to be carried out by Israel, reports

The reports claimed that six missiles targeted the Shayrat airbase in the province of Homs, but most of them were intercepted.

They also reported that three other missiles targeted the Dumair airbase in the north of Damascus, but were also intercepted before reaching the targets.

The false alarm came as the has been on the highest alert against further attacks following the joint airstrikes on launched on April 13 by the US, and Britain in retaliation to the use of by the forces.

has strongly rejected the allegations as fabrication.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 17:20 IST
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