Short-range ballistic missile fired again in Syria: NATOAgence France-Presse . Brussels
A short-range ballistic missile was fired inside Syria on Wednesday following similar launches last week, a NATO official said Thursday.
‘We detected the launch of an unguided, short-range ballistic missile inside Syria yesterday. This follows similar launches on 2 and 3 January,’ the official said.
The official added that ‘all missiles were fired from inside Syria and they impacted in northern Syria. None hit Turkish territory.’
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could not provide further details on the type of missiles but condemned their use.
‘The use of such indiscriminate weapons shows utter disregard for the lives of the Syrian people. It is reckless and we condemn it,’ the official said.
Since the start of December 2012, the 28-nation military alliance had detected at least 15 launches of unguided, short-range ballistic missiles inside Syria, none of which hit Turkey, the official added.
Syria warplanes try to dislodge rebels from military airbase
Regime warplanes launched air raids Thursday on a military airbase in northwest Syria to try to dislodge rebels who have seized more than half of the compound amid fierce clashes on the ground, a watchdog said.
The strikes on Taftanaz military airport came after the hardline Ahrar al-Sham and Al-Nusra Front battalions stormed it on Wednesday following a protracted siege, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Fighting continued inside the airbase on Thursday near the main buildings as warplanes and helicopters bombed the airport and surrounding areas, the watchdog said.
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