Syrian Officials Claim Civilians Were Killed in US Strike on Syria

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Men carry injured schoolchildren after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and hit a school and a residential building in Seif al-Dawla neighborhood of Aleppo

While US Tomahawk missiles were pummeling Bashar Assad’s Shayrat Air Base, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported that one American missile hit the village of Al-Hamrat, killing four civilians including a child. Another seven civilians were reportedly wounded when three other US missiles accidentally hit a neighborhood in Al-Manzul, more than two miles from the Shayrat Air Base.

At 4:40am local time, 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired at the base from US warships in the Eastern Mediterranean. The missile strike was ordered by US President Donald Trump in retaliation for what the United Nations claims was a chemical weapons attack in the city of Idlib. The UN and US blamed it on forces loyal to the Syrian government, but Russian officials claim it was triggered by the demolition of a weapons storage building occupied by rebels.

Vladimir Safronkov, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN, criticized the US reaction referring to,”The…

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