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    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sees the latest US missile strikes on an airfield in Syria cause significant damage to fragile bilateral relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — 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.

    "This move by Washington is causing substantial damage to Russian-US relations, which are in tatters as it is," Peskov told reporters.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement after the US attack that there were no discussions or prior contacts between the United States and Moscow ahead of the missile strike on the Syrian base.

    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)
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