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    Parts of the aircraft equipment, including five fighters and the runway, have not been damaged as a result of the US missile strikes on Syria's military airfield in Homs, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene 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.

    "About 8 hangars with equipment, as well as several warehouses with weapons near the runway were destroyed. Parts of the aircraft equipment, including five fighters, several hangars with equipment and the runway remained unharmed," the correspondent said.

    Earlier in the day, it was reported that the missile strike destroyed nine aircraft of the Syrian Air Force.

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