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Explosions rock Damascus - witness

Syrian state TV said the army’s air defences were confronting an attack by the United States, France and Britain.

A photo released on 14 April 2018 the twitter page of the Syrian government’s central military media shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus after Western strikes reportedly hit Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital.  Picture: AFP.

DAMASCUS - At least six loud explosions were heard in Damascus on Saturday and smoke was seen rising over the Syrian capital, a Reuters witness said.

Syrian state TV said the army’s air defences were confronting an attack by the United States, France and Britain.

A second witness said the Barzah district of Damascus had been hit in the strikes. Barzah is the location of a major Syrian scientific research centre.

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