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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters three sites were targeted:
- A scientific research centre in Damascus.
- A chemical weapons storage facility, located west of Homs.
- A chemical weapons equipment storage facility and command post near Homs.
Syrian state TV said missiles targeting Homs were intercepted and did not cause damage, though CNN has been unable to verify this report.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said most of the missiles fired by the US, UK and France were shot down by Syrians using Soviet-era air defense systems, according to a report from state-sponsored Sputnik News.