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US air strikes on Syria: 7 people including 4 children killed

Initial Reports Suggested That 9 People Were Killed But Later Talal Barazi, The Governor Of Homs Province Clarified That 9 Wounded And 7 Including 4 Children Were Killed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 08 Apr 2017, 12:07:59 PM
US air strikes on Syria

New Delhi:

According to the reports in Syrian state media, 7 people including 4 children were killed in the US air strikes on a govt. airbase in the warn-torn country.

Initial reports suggested that 9 people were killed but later Talal Barazi, the governor of Homs province clarified that 9 wounded and 7 including 4 children were killed.

However, it was not immediately clear whether those killed were all civilians or Army personnel were also among them.

Earlier on Friday morning, around 60 US Tomahawk cruise missiles hit al Shayrat airbase near Homs in central Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack by ruling govt in the rebel-held village.

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A local man living near the airbase told BBC A local man living near al Shayrat told a BBC that the strikes were "massive" and he believed many civilians living near the airbase could have been killed.The strikes were so massive that destroyed the air base completely.

The US attack was the first direct intervention of US against President Bashar al-Assad's govt. in more than six years of war.

The action resulted in fresh commotion between US and Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the strikes on Syria as an aggression against a sovereign state and demanded an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

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First Published : 08 Apr 2017, 11:45:00 AM