BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Air Defense reportedly downed 71 out of the 103 cruise missiles fired by the U.S., France, and the U.K this morning, the Russian military claimed.

Despite the Russian military’s numbers, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) claimed that only 10 of the 100+ cruise missiles actually reached their targets, while the remaining were allegedly downed by their air defense.

However, regardless of the total number downed missiles, the Syrian military claims the hostile engagement ended in their favor, as little damage was done to their installation.

The total number of casualties from this attack remains unknown.

Following this morning’s assault by the U.S. coalition, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) launched a new offensive inside southern Damascus in a bid to take advantage of the missile attack.

Thus far, the Syrian Army has been able to push back the terrorist group’s attack near the Al-Qadam District.

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James
James
2018-04-14 11:51

Wow. I bet the US and their cronies know their place now. Imagine if Syria and Russia returned fire 🙂

JerryDrakeJr
JerryDrakeJr
2018-04-14 12:31

Is there any more skepticism in the quality of Russian SAM systems?

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Daeshbags Sux
2018-04-14 17:03
Reply to  JerryDrakeJr

Nobody ever doubted.
And Pantsir is not only a SAM system : it’s a CIWS gun-turret too.
Although 71% is not a great interception score : Iron Dome is over 90%, but range is 3-4x bigger, so it helps a lot at engaging targets from further, then you have the time for a 2nd, 3rd and even 4t launc if ever you miss.
Nevertheless, a CIWS is very economical if missiles miss : 30mm sells are far cheaper, but you’d need several to protect an area and range is pretty short, especially with low flying cruise missiles.

Enkidu
Enkidu
2018-04-14 11:30

IMHO, they have many covert operators within the so called #ISIS in south Damascus. They have to rescue them for not being totally exposed.
ISIS is a cover for for #US #UK & other special forces!

Izak Walz
Izak Walz
2018-04-14 22:50

If I were the President of the United States of America then I’d issue an executive order which calls for the U.S. military leaders to withdraw every single one of the U.S. military soldiers which have been deployed around the whole entire world regardless of whether they’d been stationed someplace for wartime active duties or peace keeping duties. Furthermore I’d also personally call the national leaders of Russia, Iran, N. Korea, Syria, China, and every single one leaders in South America and formally invite them to the White House for a roundtable meeting to figure out how to achieve a… Read more »

Captain
Captain
2018-04-15 15:18

That’s just propaganda, no missile was intercepted.