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Syria decries US missile attack on army airbase as ‘act of aggression’

Syria has censured a US missile attack targeting an army airbase near Homs as an “act of aggression” against the country.

“A US act of aggression (was committed) against Syrian military targets, using several missiles,” said the Syrian state TV right after the US announced the attack.

The attack drew the applause of the foreign-backed opposition, which called for continued US military action against the Arab country.

The state TV quoted a Syrian military source as saying that US missile strike on a Syrian air base had led to “losses.”

Homs Governor Talal Barazi also deplored the aerial assault, saying the attack serves the goals of Daesh and other armed terrorist groups operating in the country.

“Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change,” Barazi said. “This targeting was not the first and I don’t believe it will be the last.”
The attack drew the applause of the foreign-backed opposition, which called for continued US military action against Syria.

Some 60 US Tomahawk missiles were fired from the US warships deployed to the Mediterranean at the Shayrat airfield southeast of Homs. The missiles hit airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas at the base, according to US officials.

Article from Press TV Iran. Look for updates at http://presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/07/517025/Syria-US-air-base-attack.

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“It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government. This escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia.

“This Administration has acted recklessly without care or consideration of the dire consequences of the United States attack on Syria without waiting for the collection of evidence from the scene of the chemical poisoning. If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court. However, because of our attack on Syria, this investigation may now not even be possible. And without such evidence, a successful prosecution will be much harder.”