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Ten Servicemen Killed in US Attack on Syrian Airfield – Syrian Armed Forces

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US missile attack on the Syrian airfield - Sputnik International
A US missile strike on the Sha'irat airbase in Syria killed ten Syrian servicemen, a Syrian army officer at the airfield told Sputnik on Friday.

HOMS (Sputnik) — On Thursday night, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat, located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the city of Homs. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government.

"Today, as a result of the strike, ten of our servicemen were killed," the officer said.

As an employee of the airfield told Sputnik previously the Ash Sha'irat military airfield near Homs in Syria has been destroyed and its aircraft damaged in US missile strikes.

Earlier in the day, Homs Governor Talal Barazi told Sputnik that at least two civilians were killed and seven were injured as a result of the strikes.

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