UK jets strike Syrian military facility near Homs: ministry

London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – British jets have fired missiles at a Syrian military facility near Homs suspected of storing chemical weapon ingredients, Britain’s defence ministry said on Saturday.

Four Tornado jets fired Storm Shadow missiles “at a military facility — a former missile base –- some fifteen miles west of Homs, where the regime is assessed to keep chemical weapon precursors,” the ministry said in a statement.