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 Pentagon says Russian manufactured air defense systems totally ineffective

Russia falsely claimed Syria air defenses shot down a significant number of missiles when in fact all of the targets were hit.

There have been no reports of civilian casualties from the strikes on Syria carried out by the United States, United Kingdom and France, said Dana W. White, Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in a news conference on April 19, Censor.NET reports.

"Following our operations, Russia falsely claimed Syria air defenses shot down a significant number of missiles, when in fact we hit all of our targets. Of the surface-to-air missiles that the Assad regime launched, nearly every one was launched after the last of our missiles hit their targets," White said.

"The Russian manufactured air defense systems were totally ineffective. Russia and the regime demonstrated the ineffectiveness of their systems again two days later when those systems engaged accidentally," Pentagon chief spokesperson said.

France, the United States and United Kingdom launched joint military action late on April 14, firing 105 missiles at the three sites in Syria. Shortly after the airstrikes began, President Donald Trump said all three sites were "associated" with the Syria's chemical weapon program.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters on Saturday the strikes "successfully hit every target." Russia, Syria's military backer, disagreed with that report, saying that Syrian air defense systems intercepted 71 out of 103 cruise missiles.

And although the Russians reported a number of Syrian military airfields, industrial sites and research facilities were hit, the Syrians said otherwise.



Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3062326