RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – Western countries have used 103 rockets in Syria, including Tomahawk cruise missiles, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, told reporters on Saturday.
“According to available information, 103 cruise missiles were used in total, including the Tomahawk-based sea-based missile, as well as controlled GBU-38 airbuses from B-1V aircraft. The F-15, F-16 aircraft used air-to-surface missiles. The Tornado airplanes of the British Air Force produced eight “Scalp EG” rockets,” he said.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump addressed an appeal to the nation, in which he announced strikes against Syria. Later strikes were confirmed by British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the Elysee Palace.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that on April 14, from 3.42 Moscow time to 5.10 Moscow time, planes and ships of the US Armed Forces, together with the British and French Air Force, struck a missile strike on the military and civil infrastructure of the Syrian Arab Republic.
More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-surface missiles were fired, a significant part of which was shot down by Syrian air defense means on approach to targets, RF Defense Ministry said.