Syrian air defenses repel strike on Shayrat air base in Homs - SANA

Syria: missiles fired at air base near Homs – state TV

The outlet's reporter also published several videos allegedly showing the launch of interceptor missiles.

Syrian state media is widely believed to exaggerate their claims of shooting down incoming missiles.

"None of the combined aircraft or missiles involved in this mission were successfully engaged by Syrian air defenses and there is no indication Russian air defense systems were deployed", EUCOM said in a press release.

Pro-Syrian regime outlets and social media accounts reported that air defences had foiled a missile attack on Shayrat airbase near Homs, the same location that was targeted in United States missile strikes previous year.

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The Pentagon has denied initiating strikes or conducting any other military activity in Homs province. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said in an email to Fox News.

"There is no USA military activity in that area at this time", Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman said.

"We don't comment on such reports", Reuters quoted a spokesman for the Israeli military as saying. The television report did not, however, specify who may have fired the missiles. Reports close to the regime indicated that its defences shot down six missiles targeting the base.

Before the US -led attack, Israeli warplanes had fired missiles on the T-4 airbase in the eastern countryside of Homs on April 9, killing 14 soldiers, including Iranian fighters.

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