Strikes on Syria did not hit areas near Russian bases: Moscow

Damascus sky lights up with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP)

The Russian defence ministry said Saturday that none of the Western strikes in Syria had hit areas near to Russia's air and naval bases.

"Not one of the cruise missiles released by the US and its allies entered the zone of responsibility of Russian air defences protecting facilities in Tartus and Hmeimim," the ministry said in a statement carried by the RIA Novosti state news agency, referring to the locations of Russia's naval and air bases.

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