Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry had said that Syrian air defenses intercepted 71 of more than 100 missiles that the United States, the United Kingdom, France launched on Friday in response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria’s Douma.

According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system deployed by the Syrian forces showed almost 100% effectiveness in repelling the Western missile strike.

“In anti-aircraft combat, the Russian-made Pantsir S-1 system that had been previously supplied to the Syrian armed forces was actively used,” he added.

Konashenkov went on to say that the Syrian air defenses used 112 ground-to-air missiles to repel the attack that targeted not only facilities in Barza and Jaramana, but also military facilities, including airfields.

Konashenkov further commented that the strikes had involved cruise missiles launched from the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf and the eastern Syrian city of al-Tanf. The attack targeted the facilities that were not bunkers protected by the Syrian air defenses, he pointed out, adding that those were facilities were built on the surface. He has reiterated that 71 missiles of those 100+ had been intercepted.

The spokesman also denied the reports that S-200 air defense missile system had underperformed while repelling the attack, saying the system is designed to hit aircraft, in the course of fending off the strike.

“However, not long ago, this system destroyed a fighter jet of one of the neighboring states, which tried to violate the Syrian airspace,” he added.

Konashenkov reiterated that Syrian air defense systems S-125, S-200, Buk, and Kvadrat took part in repelling the joint strike.

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On Saturday, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States and France, launched several missiles at targets in Syria over the reports of a chemical attack in the city of Douma.

Source: Sputnik

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Are international sales going thru the Roof?

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Why do you think the new sanctions on Russia military agreement through the selling company ?.

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So why was then Barzah Chemical research center hit with so many missiles?

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Fewer than the US state by the look of the damage to a relatively small area. The building was empty anyway and of no real value to the war effort. After the war is over ,such facilities can be rebuilt that will encompass many new ideas.

Until then I am sure that Syrian scientists can be accommodated in Russian research centres.

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Each MIA missile was packed in these three buildings. Calculation:
3 buildings x 1 missile + 71 downed + 1 (for which they themselves have no idea where it disappeared) = 76 missiles.

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71 were used for the real strategic target…military airports..
but they were well protected and missile were mostly downed

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Please be sceptical. These are systems Russia tries to sell agressively on the int’l market. The claimed success rate is not credible. In matters like this it would actually be valuable to offer a round-up between the claims of all parties and what actually can be affirmed. Do we have visual evidence of an interception? We’ve seen video of the batteries working, for sure. If I recall well we have seen one picture of the remains of a tomahawk on the ground that seemed to have been intercepted. Basically, it would be valuable to do a triage between the noise… Read more »

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Where is the proof for the shooting down of one missile by Syria? Not to mention 71.

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Where’s the evidence that any missiles at all were fired toward Syria? Does Syria even exist? Have you been there and examined the borders?

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Встречный вопрос! Где подтверждение что все 100+ ракет достигли цель? Или по трем зданиям их только выпускали?

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LOL! Excellent!

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