President Trump has launched 50-60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against Syrian targets in retaliation for Syrian government Cross a Serious line on a chemical weapons attack that killed scores of Children and civilians.
A senior military official said that 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles had hit airfield in Syria. The missiles were aimed at Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure but did not target anything that may have had chemical weapons.
The U.S. missiles hit at 8:45 p.m. Eastern time, 3:45 a.m. Friday morning in Syria. Syrian state TV reported a U.S. missile attack on a number of military targets and called the attack an “aggression.”
President Donald Trump: Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Mr. Trump said in remarks at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”