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US claims to have overwhelmed air defenses in Syria; Russia claims otherwise

allies included France and United Kingdom

Not just missile strikes in Syria, but the United States has now come out saying that it overwhelmed and evaded Syrian air defenses successfully.

The US and allies claimed to have struck the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program.

The allies included France and United Kingdom.

Although the operation was secretly unfolding for hours before the first impact, it only took minutes from the first to the last detonation from 105 precision-guided missile strikes on three Syrian chemical weapons targets, officials said.

Despite the Russian claims that many missiles were shot down, the Marine Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, rejected these assertions.

It need be recalled that the Russian military had claimed to have downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the United States and its allies.

It is said that Barza took the brunt of the fire, with 57 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 19 Joint Air to Surface Stand-off missiles.

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