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    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)

    Moscow calls on UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to discuss US missile strikes on the Syrian airfield, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.

    MOSCOW (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.

    "We are calling for a UN Security Council emergency meeting to discuss the current situation," the ministry said.


    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)
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