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Syrian State Media Report New Missile Attack in Homs Region

Syrian state-run television has reported that the country's defenses have confronted a new Syrian state-run television has reported that the country's defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central Homs region. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: April 17, 2018 03:34 AM

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian state-run television has reported that the country's defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central Homs region.

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It didn't say who carried out the early Tuesday airstrikes. The Syrian Central Media said the missiles targeted Shayrat air base in Homs. Another strike earlier this month in Homs was blamed on Israel.

The report comes a few days after the U.S., Britain and France conducted airstrikes targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities in Syria, in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that they blamed on the Syrian government.

Experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog are in Syria and are now expected to visit that site in the town of Douma Wednesday. That's after Syrian and Russian authorities prevented them from going to the scene Monday.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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