Europe Markets: European stocks fall as U.S. airstrikes on Syria unsettle investors

Stocks throughout Europe fell Friday, headed for a weekly loss, after a U.S. airstrike against Syria rattled investors.

The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -0.15% lost 0.3% to 379.57, with only the oil and gas and consumer-goods sectors moving higher. The benchmark was looking at a 0.4% decline for the week, which would come after last week’s jump of 1.2%.

Stocks in Europe were tracking moves lower for U.S. stock futuresESM7, -0.03% , which came after the U.S. Navy fired dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian air base early Friday local time. At one point, Dow futures YMM7, -0.06% fell more than 100 points, though they have since pared that loss.

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