17:32 GMT +319 January 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    Governor of Homs Province Talal al-Barazi said that the Shayrat (Ash Sha’irat) Airfield in Homs Governorate, Syria, which came under a US missile attack late on Thursday, plays a key role in supporting Syrian government forces in their fight against Daesh terrorists.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Shayrat (Ash Sha’irat) Airfield in Homs Governorate, Syria, which came under a US missile attack late on Thursday, plays a key role in supporting Syrian government forces in their fight against militants from the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group, Governor of Homs Province Talal al-Barazi told Sputnik.

    "The Syrian army and armed forces are fighting terrorism, especially in the east of Homs. And recently significant progress has been reached, gas fields have been liberated as well as the city of Palmyra and its surroundings. This base to the east of Homs plays a key role in supporting military operations against IS, particularly in the eastern part of Homs," al-Barazi said in a phone interview.

    On Thursday night, the United States launched over 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.


    Russia to Demand Urgent UN SC Meeting Following US Missile Strike on Syria
    US Maintains Broad Range of Military Options in Syria After Thursday US Strike
    Russian Foreign Ministry to Make Statement on US Strikes in Syria
    missile strike, Terrorism, Daesh, Homs, Syria, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik