The USA, France and the UK fired a barrage of an estimated 120 missiles @ Damascus, Homs and a command post in an attempt to support the advance of ISIS and other invading troops around the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.
The ISIS forces in Yarmouk managed a successful offensive last month where they took some additional neighborhoods while the Syrian Arab Army was distracted fighting Western supported Takfiri terrorists in eastern Ghouta to the east of Damascus.
According to Washington, some 103 tomahawks and other cruise missiles were launched from US navy vessels and British warplanes, bombing chemical facilities that caused no harm to the neighborhood?
Immensely powerful blasts rocked Damascus. At least two residential areas reportedly hit. At least 4 reported dead in one of the strikes. Syrian Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defenses firing back. Witnesses say Damascus airport has been completely destroyed.
The Russian Defense Ministry stated that a total of 59 Raytheon cruise and air-to-surface missiles were launched at targets in Syria, the, 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.
The French defense minister, Florence Parly, said Moscow had been warned by France and its allies about the strikes beforehand. However, 70% of Trumps nice new smart missiles were shot down by a 30-year old Soviet defense system and missed their target.
The Syrian air defenses intercepted 71 Tomahawk cruise missiles. Russia’s military bases in Syria’s Latakia — the Hmeymim airbase and the Tartus naval facility — have been secured by S-400 and S-300 air defense systems, as well as a Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile system.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the S-400 Triumf and Pantsir systems provide air cover to the Russian aviation group at Hmeymim, while the S-300s protect Russia’s naval facility in Tartus.
ABC Military View / AA Magnum Analyst News 2018.