- Al Jazeera English Published on Apr 14, 2018
A senior Russian military official has said that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by US, UK and France forces. At a news conference in Moscow on Saturday, Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy said at least 103 cruise missiles, including Tomahawks, were fired into a number of targets in Syria. “Russia has fully restored the air defence system of Syria, and it continues to improve it over the last six months,” Rudskoy said. Among those targeted by the US-led operation was the Al-Dumayr military airport outside of Damascus. Russia said all 12 missiles directed at the airport were intercepted.