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Russia military says Syria air defence intercepted 71 of 103 cruise missiles

Apr 14. 2018
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By Agence France-Presse
Moscow, Russia

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The Russian military said Saturday that Western allies fired 103 cruise missiles including Tomahawk missiles at Syria but that Syrian air defence systems managed to intercept 71 of them.

"All together, 103 cruise missiles were deployed," senior military officer Sergei Rudskoi said at a briefing in Moscow. "Seventy-one cruise missiles were intercepted."

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