Damascus, Syria, Apr. 17, 2018. Smoke rises during the Syrian government's interception of ground-to-air missiles fired over Damascus after midnight on Apr. 17, 2018. The government is likely launching interception missiles from their military bases in western Ghouta. Official government media reported that the government forces had intercepted missiles over the military airbases al-Dumayr in Rif Dimashq governorate and al-Shayrat in Homs governorate, Central Syria. The United States and Israel deny targeting the Syrian government, although activists accused Israel of launching rockets. The accusations arise amid suspected real bombings mixed with the Syrian government media's exploitation of "false alarms".