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U.S. Markets

S&P futures down 0.5 percent, after U.S. strike in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airbase at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. equity index futures were lower on Thursday, after U.S President Donald Trump said he ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

S&P 500 e-mini futures ESv1 were down 0.5 percent, indicating a lower open on Friday.

Reporting by Megan Davies; Editing by Peter Cooney

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