"I'd like to mention the fact that immediately after the massive missle strike on the Syria air base Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups started a large-scale offensive against the Syrian positions," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told journalists.
Earlier in the day, an informed source told Sputnik, that Daesh terrorist fighters had attacked the Syrian armed forces at the same time and in the same vicinity as the US missile strike on its airfield near Homs.
The source said the terrorists launched an attack on a Homs-Sha'irat stretch of highway at around 23:00 GMT and held their territory for over an hour until the arrival of reinforcements.
"Is it a coincidence that Daesh fighters attacked one of the defensive positions of the Homs-Palmyra route simultaneously with the US attack on Sha'irat?" the source said.