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9 Syrian civilians killed in US airstrike: SANA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Damascus, April 7, IRNA -- the US missile strike targeting an airbase in central Syria killed nine civilians, including four children on Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

The Syrian states news agency said five of the civilians, among them three children, were killed in the village of Shayrat just outside the base of the same name.

"An American missile also hit the village of Al-Hamrat, which killed four civilians including a child," it added.

"Another seven civilians were wounded when a missile hit homes in Al-Manzul, four kilometers (two and a half miles) away from the Shayrat air base," it added.

It said four more were killed in two other nearby villages – Al-Hamrat and Al-Manzul.

Earlier, the Syrian military said at least seven people were killed and nine wounded in the missile strike.

According to foreign media reports, two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target - Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the US Defense Department said.

The recent attack is considered as the first US direct invasion on Syria during Trump tenure.

The missile attack was carried out without the permission from UN Security Council and the US Congress.

Syria strongly denies role in Idleb chemical attack.

Syrian military forces are fighting against Daesh terrorists in the east of Homs province and the Takfiri group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in north of the country.

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