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Syria repels aggression, attacks doomed to fail


Syrian air defenses confronted on Saturday a tripartite aggression launched by the US, France and Britain on a number of sites in the surroundings of Damascus and Homs.

SANA news agency reported that the aggression targeted the Research Center in Barzeh and warehouses for the Syrian Arab army in Homs where the air defense intercepted several missiles and downed them.

He added that the missiles that targeted a military site in Homs have been intercepted to change their track and cause the injury of three civilians.

Meanwhile, several missiles targeted the research center in Barzeh, destroying a building that includes scientific labs and centers and causing material damages only.

Earlier at dawn on Saturday (Damascus time), US president Donald Trump announced the start of a joint aggression along with France and Britain.

For their part, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron announced the participation of their countries in the aggression.

Later, US Defense Minister Jim Mattis announced the end of the aggression on Syria, saying that there is no plan to launch additional attacks.

Syrian Foreign Ministry Comments

On the other hand, Syrian Foreign Ministry denounced the attack, stressing it will not affect determination of the Syrian people and army to defend their country.

Syria “condemns with the strongest terms the tripartite US, British and French aggression on Syria as being a flagrant violation of the international law and the principals of UN charter,” SANA news agency quoted an official source at the ministry as saying.

The aggression showed “once again the recklessness by the hostile countries towards the international legitimacy,” the source said, noting that the time of the attack aims at uncovering lies regarding the alleged chemical attack in Douma as it coincides with the arrival of a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the city.

The source affirmed meanwhile, that the “aggression of western arrogance and hegemony regimes came as a result of the feeling with frustration due to the failure of the conspiratorial project” against Syria.

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