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At least 4 Syrian soldiers reportedly killed in strike against airfield

A general is among the four Syrian soldiers that were reportedly killed during a U.S. missile strike against the al-Shayrat airfield near Homs, Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says the strike, launched early Friday, caused extensive damage to more than 12 hangars and a fuel depot, The Associated Press reports. The U.S. says the Syrian government is behind the lethal chemical attack that left dozens of people in Idlib, Syria, dead, and the airfield was the staging area for the assault. The governor of Homs province, Talal Barazi, told AP three soldiers and two civilians were killed in the strike, while seven people were wounded.