Syria claims to thwart missile attack, later says it fired off defenses in a false alarm

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Business Insider—AP Photo/Hassan Ammar A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and no new attack on Syria took place, Syrian state media and a military commander said on Tuesday. Syrian and Hezbollah media had previously said Syria had thwarted missile attacks on two airfields. The incident underscored fears of a further escalation in the Syrian conflict after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets on Saturday and an air strike on an air base the previous week that...

Syria says false alarm set off its air defenses. Syrian air defense missile firings were a false alarm.