It is reported by the US European command.
The air defense forces of Syria and Russia is not impressed, none of the more than 100 shells fired by the U.S., Britain and France on the production facilities of the chemical substances in Syria. This statement is contained in a press release from the U.S. European command (EUCOM). On Monday, April 16.
“…None of the missiles involved in this mission was not successfully struck the Syrian air defense, and there is no indication that were involved in the Russian air defense system”, – stated in the message.
According to EUCOM, was released 105 items of weapons against the three objectives.
In particular, from the region of the red sea – 30 Tomahawk missiles launched cruiser Monterey (USA), 7 – destroyer Laboon (United States); from the Persian Gulf, 23 Tomahawk missiles were launched by the destroyer Higgins (USA); Mediterranean: 6 missiles from the submarine John Warner (USA), 3 missiles, with the French frigate Languedoc. Air was launched 19 missiles from two US air force bombers B-1B Lancer.
The Royal British air force (the Tornado and Typhoon fighters) launched 8 missiles, fighter jets of the French air force Rafales and Mirages – 9 missiles.
Strike on targets in Syria was part of the operations of the U.S. Central command (CENTCOM) to deter and prevent future use of chemical weapons by Syria, said in a press release.
Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti stressed that the operation was carefully planned and carried out and confirmed the ability of EUCOM to respond quickly to any circumstances.