Russia Releases Aerial Footage Showing Aftermath of Shayrat Strikes

The Russian Defense Ministry said on April 7 that the Shayrat military airbase in Homs province was struck by a “massive missile strike” by the US. Russia said 59 missiles targeted the base, but only 23 impacted.

Russia said a number of buildings and six Syrian jets were destroyed. The US launched the missiles early on April 7, saying it was a response to suspected chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun. The US said Syrian forces carried out the attack on Khan Shaykhun in a statement.

Aerial video of the airbase was released by the Russian Defense Ministry, and it shows fires blazing and some damage at the complex. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense via Storyful

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