Syrian air defenses intercept missile attacks

Syrian air defenses have  intercepted missile attacks on the Shayrat airbase and the Dumair military airport in Damascus

Syrian air defense shot down missiles that entered its airspace over Homs, in the central province of Homs and the Dumair military airport in Damascus

 Syrian air defenses had intercepted three missiles aimed at Dumair military airport north east of Damascus

Shayrat airbase was targeted last year in a US cruise missile attack in response to an alleged chemical attack that killed at least 70 people

The attacks come about a week after another military base came under a missile attack in the countryside of the western city of Homs

They also come a few days after, the US, Britain and France carried out a string of airstrikes against Syria over a suspected chemical attack against Douma