Russia’s Rossiya 24 news channel became the first news station to provide photographs and video footage after this morning’s missile strikes in Syria. The 59 Tomahawk missiles that struck the region followed shortly after and alleged chemical attack by the region’s government.
The concrete runways and driveways at the airbase did not receive any damage from the airstrikes.
You can also see some undamages hangers with aircraft inside of them in the distance of the footage.
A stockpile of weapons and aircraft munitions.
Photographer Aleksandr Pushin posing with some debris inside of a hanger.
The footage taken was filmed by correspondent Evgeny Poddubny, on the scene of the airbase that was destroyed by the airstrikes. He posted a plethora of photographs online and in one you can see nine destroyed aircraft. However, according to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, “the combat efficiency of the US strike was very low.” He explained by saying that only 23 of the 59 missiles had actually reached the Shayrat airbase, and those that struck weren’t as damaging as U.S officials had hoped.