SMART - Rif Dimashq
Syrian warplanes took off from al-Dumayr airbase hours after the western strike that occurred in response to a chemical massacre in the city of Douma, 14 kilometers east of Damascus.
SMART published a video showing warplanes at a low altitude in the skies of al-Dumayr city at 7:30 am. Local activists confirmed they had launched from al-Dumayr military airbase.
The media reported that the western bombardment targeted the 105th Brigade Republican Guard, Air Defense Base at Mount Qaseen, al-Mazzeh Military Airport, Scientific Research center in Barza and Jamraya, Major General 41 Special Forces, Military Locations near al-Rahiba and al-Ksawa Republican Guard and the Jumeirah Scientific Center in the countryside of Damascus.
This comes after Syrian government forces committed a chemical massacre in Douma last Sunday, which killed and injured hundreds of civilians. The attack was followed by condemnations from the wider international community, with some countries further promising an imminent response.