"The Shayrat airfield has for six months already been used by the Syrian Army as a â€˜dumpâ€™ where the Syrian Arab Republicâ€™s armed forces' old and already decommissioned military equipment waits before being sent to scrap or dismantling for old parts.
As a result of the US missile strike, six MIG-23â€™s were destroyed which were being repaired and one An-26 transport plane being recycled which, according to the technical staff of the base, already had its wings and power setup dismantled by the time of the attack.
In addition to equipment of Soviet production, as a result of the strike several light-duty transport aircraft of foreign production were destroyed," the Syrian military source concluded.
According to experts, the total damage of the missile strike was no more than 3-5 million US dollars. At the same time, by using not so tricky math, it is clear that for recycling such old Syrian equipment the US Army lost around 90 million US dollars.