Syria retracts report on missile attack: state media

Damascus (AFP) – Syrian state media on Tuesday retracted reports of an overnight missile attack on the central province of Homs, saying its air defences had been activated after a “false alarm.”

“Last night, a false alarm that Syrian air space had been penetrated triggered the blowing of air defence sirens and the firing of several missiles,” a military source told state news agency SANA. 

“There was no external attack on Syria,” the source added.