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Thread: Here’s how the U.S led strikes on #Syria developed from here in the Capital #Damascus in the early hours of this morning
1. At around 4.30 Damascus time I awoke to initial large sounds of over 10 rocket attacks, it immediately was clear from the types of missile being heard that it was a Western Attack conducted by the #U.S #France & #U.K
2. The strikes were heard clearly in all parts of the Capital and continued on and off for a duration of 50 minutes, Syrian state media reported the strikes but didn’t provide information as to the locations
3. All In all over 50 different strikes were heard or reported in different locations around #Damascus
4. The strikes had targeted a number of military sites across Damascus and further north in #Syria reportedly in #Hama & #Homs
5. Barzeh research facility which sits on the Eastern stretch of #Damascus was hit by numerous missiles
6. #Jamraya was reportedly hit as well, from my current location which is quite close to the site its clear something big was hit in Western #Damascus , the last barrage shook the neighborhood im In to the core
7. Mezzeh Military airport was reportedly struck as well (skyline of #Damascus)
8. A research facility in #Masyaf was reportedly attacked as well
9. Also, a number of sources in #Homs have reported strikes with additional information that Russia air defenses participated in countering the strikes in #Homs
10. A string of other locations have been cited as being targeted by U.S led strikes, its not clear at the moment, but it seems this attack was limited to a number of locations
11. Most of the targets are either research facilities or locations with some relation to C/W’S, labs ect (Damascus in early moments after the attack)
12. For the duration of the 50 minutes Syrian air defenses were active and I could hear S200 missiles being fired into the sky as well as tracer rounds from Shelka tanks
13. Reports suggest that a total of 13 rockets or missiles were downed, although perhaps exaggerated the downing of some missiles is consistent with the sounds of air defenses I could hear
14. Al-Kisweh was reportedly struck as well & claims of Syrian air defenses being used there to target incoming rockets has been widespread across pro-government social media
15. I could clearly hear warplanes in the Sky in addition to the missiles fired, so a two pronged attack with Jets and missiles is evident
16. The attack itself did take people here by surprise, as it seemed that de-escalation was on the agenda in #Syria
17. The strikes are not symbolic but limited, and unprecedented, it’s the first time targets around #Damascus have been hit by the U.S
18. No reports on casualties so far, as the situation becomes clearer that will become known
19. At the moment a protest/rally is being staged In al-Omaweyeen square in central #Damascus in the aftermath of the U.S led strikes
20. Another image from the rally held in Omaweyeen square just now
Full thread on U.S strikes on #Damascus for those interested…
21. Reports of Russian warplanes flying around #Damascus & #Homs in an attempt to deter any additional U.S led attacks
22. #Assad going into work this morning
23. My Eyewitness account of the U.S led airstrikes that hit #Damascus, worth a read for anyone interested…
24. Missile downed during the U.S led strikes
25. Image of missile on the ground seems to be a Russian made surface to air missile used by Syrian forces, not a U.S missile
26. From yesterdays interview with MSNBC in the immediate aftermath of U.S led strikes on #Damascus

27. Interview with BBC Radio Wales on the U.S led strikes on #Damascus

28. Another Interview i conducted with TRT from #Damascus

29. Yesterday i talked to Channel 4 on the U.S led attacks targeting #Damascus and the feeling during and in the immediate aftermath of those strikes

30. I discussed yesterdays attacks in #Syria with the BBC, describing what the situation was like in the Syrian Capital during the strikes

31. Gave a commentary to Sky News on the attacks in #Damascus

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