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Eurocontrol warns of possible air strikes in Syria

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The European organisation for Safety of (Eurocontrol), based in here has warned airlines operating in the of possible missile strikes in in the next 72 hours.

Eurocontrol, an international organisation overseeing air traffic and safety in Europe, said in a statement posted on its website late on Tuesday that airlines with planned flight operations in the area should exercise caution till Friday, news reported.

"Due to the possible launch of airstrikes into with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR area," the statement said.

US vowed on April 9 to respond "forcefully" to the in the Syrian city of Douma, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds others, according to several NGOs.

Trump added that he would make a decision on what measures would take against the in the coming hours.

The US is currently discussing the matter with and Britain, which also stressed during an unprecedented meeting on Tuesday the need to adopt measures against Syria, while opposed the involvement of the UN body in this matter.

Russia, for its part, vetoed a resolution proposed by the US in the UN meeting to launch an investigation into in



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 08:26 IST