April 7, 2017 / 3:14 AM / 4 months ago

U.S. says 59 missiles targeted aircraft, air defense systems

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from two U.S. Navy destroyers on Thursday at a Syrian airfield and targets included aircraft and air defense systems, a Pentagon spokesman said.

"These missiles targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage areas, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars," Pentagon Captain Jeff Davis spokesman told reporters.

Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Michael Perry

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