Russian Defence Ministry:
“American cruise missile strike had been planned long before”
(Fort-Russ, 7 April 2017) ~ On April 7, from 3.42 to 3.56 (MSK), two destroyers of the US Navy (USS Ross and USS Porter) made a massive strike with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the area near Crete Island (Mediterranean Sea) against the Syrian Shayrat Air Base (Homs province).
According to the objective monitoring data, 23 missiles reached the Syrian Air Base.
As a result, an equipment depot, a training building, a mess, six MiG-23 aircraft in repairing hangars as well as a radar station were destroyed.
The runway, taxiways and aircraft of the Syrian Air Force at parking places were not damaged.
According to the information received from the Air Base Command, two Syrian servicemen are missing, 4 were killed and 6 got burning wounds during firefighting.
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