Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

A photo taken in the early hours of April 14, 2018 shows men leaving a mosque in Damascus’ Mazze neighborhood. (AFP)

The Syrian government and its allies have absorbed a US-led attack on Saturday and the targeted sites were evacuated days ago thanks to a warning from Russia, a senior official in a regional alliance that backs Damascus said.

“We have absorbed the strike”, the official told Reuters. “We had an early warning of the strike from the Russians ... and all military bases were evacuated a few days ago,” the official said. Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said.

“We are carrying out an assessment of the material damages,” the official added.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:02 - GMT 11:02
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