A US missile strike on the Sha’irat airbase in Syria killed ten Syrian servicemen, a Syrian army officer at the airfield stated on Friday.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

Earlier, conflicting reports on the number of casualties as a result of the attack emerged. The Homs governor said five were killed and seven injured.

 

 

 

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