Huge Civilian casualties near Syrian airbase hit by US missiles – Homs governor

The American rocket assault on Syria won’t topple its legislature or change the strategies of Damascus, the legislative leader of Homs region said after a torrent of 59 Tomahawk cruise rockets target on a Syrian runway situated there. 

“The Syrian administration and Syrian approach won’t change,” Talal Barazi said in a telephone meet with Syrian state TV. “This attack on us was not the first and I don’t trust it will be the last.” 

Talking live on Al-Mayadeen television, Barazi said that there were dead and harmed in the strike on airbase. The quantity of setbacks was not instantly clear. 

Prior, Barazi disclosed to Reuters that firefighting and safeguard operations were under route at the Shayrat runway after the US assault, however that he trusted that there were relatively few losses on the ground.

Barazi said Washington’s escalation of the conflict in Syria only served terrorist groups such as Islamic State.
The governor said that the base played a significant role in the recent capture of the city of Palmyra from IS.
The Syrian state TV called the attack “American aggression”.
On Friday, US warships in the eastern Mediterranean fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian airfield, with Pentagon claiming that it was used in a chemical weapons attack against a rebel-held town in Idlib province on Tuesday.
The retaliation came before the UN or the OPCW, the chemical weapons watchdog, could investigate the incident. Washington sided with the rebel-linked activists, which accused Damascus of killing.


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