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Reports of Monday night attack on Syrian base blamed on false alarm

RT | April 17, 2018

Several sources in Syria said the overnight deployment of anti-aircraft weapons at a military base was triggered by a false alarm, not an actual missile attack, as previously claimed by some media outlets.

Syrian TV earlier reported a missile attack on Shayrat Airbase in Homs governorate, while a Lebanese media outlet with links to militant group Hezbollah said a separate attack targeted Al-Dumair base northeast of Damascus. Multiple sources now show the reports were inaccurate.

The Syrian news agency SANA cited a military source, who said anti-aircraft missiles were fired overnight after a false intrusion alarm. It was consequently established that no new attacks on Al-Dumair base happened.

A similar report came from a Reuters source in the regional pro-government military alliance. The commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the false alarm was caused by an Israeli-US cyber warfare operation, but didn’t provide any proof.

Meanwhile, a Russian military source told Interfax news agency that there was no night incident at Shayrat Airbase. … Full article

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Moments ago, I read a Reuters follow-up to the effect that this Homs incident was caused by a false alarm in the Syrian air-defense system. The operative words as I read them were: “…the malfunction (was attributed) to ‘a joint electronic attack’ by Israel and the United States targeting the Syrian radar system.”

    So, anent the indignant U.S. hue and cry about dastardly Russian “hacks,” “attacks” et al, it would seem appropriate to opine that the pot is calling the kettle black vis-à-vis the colonial West’s (goosed always by the overt and covert manipulations and machinations of the Zioentity so-called Israel) lust to shatter Syria as it has already shattered Iraq and Libya, with Iran next in the crosshairs.

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 17, 2018 | Reply


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