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Russia: US airstrike hinders 'struggle against international terrorism' - Zakharova01:32

Russia: US airstrike hinders 'struggle against international terrorism' - Zakharova

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 7, 2017 at 12:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that a US airstrike on Syria’s Shayrat Airbase hinders “the collective struggle against international terrorism,” speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Friday.

Zakharova said that the actions taken by the US “are not right, they are not grounded. In our opinion they have absolutely no obvious political basis.”

She went on to describe the airstrike as “absolutely illogical, not thought-through and senseless from the point of view of the struggle against international terrorism.”

A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) on Friday. At least six people have been killed in the strikes.

In a press conference, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the strikes were in response to Tuesday's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, for which he claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible.

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Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said that a US airstrike on Syria’s Shayrat Airbase hinders “the collective struggle against international terrorism,” speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Friday.

Zakharova said that the actions taken by the US “are not right, they are not grounded. In our opinion they have absolutely no obvious political basis.”

She went on to describe the airstrike as “absolutely illogical, not thought-through and senseless from the point of view of the struggle against international terrorism.”

A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) on Friday. At least six people have been killed in the strikes.

In a press conference, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the strikes were in response to Tuesday's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, for which he claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible.

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