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Trump's two 'nice and smart missiles' delivered to Russian military

21 April 2018

Syria has handed over to Russian Federation two unexploded cruise missiles it discovered in the aftermath of the recent attack by the United States, Britain and France, Syrian sources say.

According to the source, the Syrian military found two cruise missiles that did not explode during the United States missile strike on Syria on the night of April 14. Both are in rather good condition.

Russia will soon present evidence that the Syrian air defense forces shot down more than half of the missiles fired in the recent USA -led strikes, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Lavrov also said that earlier, Russian Federation had decided not to supply its modern S-300 air defense system to Syria following the request of Western countries, which said the move could destabilize the situation, although the system is purely defensive.

OPCW inspectors arrived in Syria on April 14 to collect samples to either confirm or dismiss reports on the chemical attack.

The attack, carried out in response to what the U.S. and its allies insisted was a chemical attack by the Syrian government, saw 105 cruise missiles being fired at targets in Damascus and Homs.

The Russian foreign ministry dismissed that as fake news.

US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on April 11 that Russian Federation should get ready for a missile attack on Syria, claiming the missiles will be "nice and new and smart".

This is while none of the missiles landed in Tartus and Hmeymim, where Russian missile defense systems, namely the advanced S-400 system, were deployed to protect Russian bases.

Konashenkov listed the Russian anti-aircraft systems employed by the Syrians to repel the attack, including, for the first time, the truck-mounted Pantsir S1 short range anti-aircraft/anti-missile system.

The United States, the UK and France said the strikes had been a response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria's Douma on April 7 reported by some non-governmental organizations, including White Helmets. The two missiles were delivered to the Russian military men on April 17.

Trump's two 'nice and smart missiles' delivered to Russian military