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Syrian state TV says false alarm, not outside aggression, set off air defences today

AP  |  Beirut 

Syria's state run television says a false alarm and not an outside aggression and incoming airstrikes had set off Syrian air defences early this morning.

The TV quotes an as saying that air defences fired a number of missiles because of a false alarm today, without providing more information.

Hours earlier, the Syrian government-run media said the country's air defences confronted a new "aggression", shooting down missiles over the central region of and a suburb of

The reports did not say who carried out the pre-dawn strikes, which were reported by Syrian state TV and the government-run Syrian Central Media.

The reports came just a few days after the United States, Britain and conducted airstrikes targeting in Syria, in retaliation for a

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:30 IST