DAMASCUS, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The United States struck a Syrian airbase in the country's central region at dawn Friday and caused losses, a Syrian military source said.
The attack targeted the Shairat military base in the central Homs province, the source told Xinhua.
The state TV called the attack an "American aggression."
The extent of losses remained unknown, the source said, adding that the army's general command is awaiting reports from Homs.
The attack marked the U.S. response to the alleged chemical attack on rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the countryside of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, reports said.
Washington accused the Syrian army of being behind the toxic attack, an allegation totally denied by Damascus.