Syria: Homs residents recall panic of TIFOR airbase attack

Residents of the Syrian region of Homs recalled their panic, on Monday in Homs, of the moment when they heard the sound of the bombardment of the TIFOR (T-4) airbase. One resident explained how his family had been sleeping when they heard the sound of «aircrafts, explosions and missiles». One local condemned the US, saying that it claims to be defending Syria, but is instead «defending... Еще terrorism, and targeting the military establishments of the Syrian army». He went on to say that «no one [defended us] except for the Syrian Arab Army». «Others who claim they are defending Syria are liars, being either Erdogan or the US or Israel, all of them are lying, they just make fabrications about chemical weapons, which is false, the chemical weapons are with the terrorists,» said another resident. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), the airbase was attacked by two Israeli F-15 jets on Monday morning. The MoD claimed that the Israeli Air Force had not violated Syrian air space. The missiles were reportedly fired from Lebanese airspace with media reports suggesting eight missiles were launched in total, five of which were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems. At least 14 people are said to have been killed on the ground during the incident.

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