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US Commited a 'Blatant Agression' Act Against Syrian Army Base - General Staff

© REUTERS / Robert S. Price/Courtesy U.S. NavyU.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile in Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.
U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile in Mediterranean Sea which U.S. Defense Department said was a part of cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017. - Sputnik International
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Syrian General Staff called the recent US strike on Ash Sha'irat military airfield near Homs in Syria a 'blatant agression' act aimed against Syrian Army.

The Syrian Defense Ministry also added that this strike puts the US as an ally of such terrorist groups as Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as the al-Nusra Front).

"This US aggression shows that the United States continues implementing a wrong strategy, which disrupts the Syrian Armed Forces' efforts to fight terrorism and renders the United States an ally of the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group and the Nusra Front [both outlawed in numerous countries], which have been attacking army checkpoints and military bases since the very beginning of the war in Syria," the statement said.

"[It was] aggression against one of our military airbases in the central district. The missile strikes resulted in killing six people, several others were injured, considerable material damage was caused," the statement read.

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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.

The US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha'irat near Homs late Thursday. US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on Damascus.   

Earlier an employee of the Syrian Ash Sha'irat military airfield near Homs in Syria stated that the base was destroyed and its aircraft damaged in US missile.

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