Damascus skies erupt with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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DAMASCUS: It was not an explosion that woke us up, but a call from a friend in Damascus to alert us: The strikes had begun.To the left was the mountain overlooking Damascus from which Syrian air defenses were firing.The second captured the moment: The streak of the missile, drawn out in the long exposure, lanced up into the night, another one further behind it.The AP team had arrived in Damascus from Beirut earlier in the week. Hours after the strikes, officials took journalists to the Syrian Scientific Research Center on Damascus' eastern edge.
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