The TV channel “Russia-24” in a live broadcast showed the first footage of the destroyed base shirt in Syria.
The military correspondent of the TV channel VGTRK Evgeny Poddubny said that the impact of the U.S. Navy at the airbase of the Syrian government forces almost suffered a runway, although she is littered with debris. Taxiways partially damaged, said the reporter. Now they are also littered with shrapnel and unexploded shells.
According to the crew VGTRK, the base was destroyed nine hangars, destroyed nine planes, which they were. Meanwhile, the correspondent of TV channel noted that not all aircraft stationed at the base were destroyed with cruise missiles “Tomahawk”, survived five fighters.
According to him, still continuing the fire in one of the hangars where they kept the ammunition and fuels and lubricants.
Officers and technicians of the Syrian army currently engaged in the clean-up of debris and unexploded ordnance, was preserved technique, reported the correspondent of VGTRK.
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Shayrat air base is located 40 km from the city of HOMS, in the province of Syria. On the night of 7 April, the US Navy struck the airbase of the Syrian government forces missile strike. Ships of the U.S. Navy were issued 59 cruise missiles.
A missile attack on Khan Sheyhun was caused by the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump in response to a chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun Idlib province, which, as reported Crisci monitoring centre for human rights, was made on 4 April. Victims of the attack were more than 70 people, among them dozens of women and children. According to UNICEF, injured more than 500 people.
Syria has rejected all accusations of chemical attack. The defense Ministry said that the Russian VKS in the RAID was not involved, and the Syrian air force has not used chemical weapons and fired missiles at the large warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, as well as the accumulation of military equipment in Khan Sheyhun.
In response to the rocket attack on the United States airbase in Syria, Moscow has suspended the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria concluded with Washington. Vladimir Putin called the move an aggression and an attempt to divert attention from civilian casualties in Iraq.