The US has launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles towards the Syrian army base close to Homs in its first direct American assault on the Syrian authorities
President Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response to the chemical assault in Idlib, which he blamed on Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Britain has backed Donald Trump’s missile assault whereas Russia has condemned American ‘aggression’ saying it’ll injury its relations with the US.
The shock barrage of Tomahawk missiles had been launched from US ships within the Mediterranean and struck the Shayrat air base in central Syria within the early hours of Friday.
US President Donald Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago resort following the airstrikes, accusing Assad of utilizing nerve gasoline that killed civilians in Idlib.
Calling it a “targeted military strike,” Trump mentioned the Homs airfield was the place the chemical gasoline assault earlier this week originated from.
Trump described the assault as defending a “vital national security interest” and referred to as upon “civilized nations” to assist finish the “slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.”
“There can be no dispute that Syria used banned chemical weapons, violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention, and ignored the urging of the UN security council,” Trump mentioned. “Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behaviour have all failed and failed very dramatically.”
Fifty-nine US Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles had been launched from the US warships USS Porter and USS Ross from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis mentioned in an announcement. Davis added that “extraordinary measures” had been taken “to avoid civilian casualties,” and that “every precaution was taken” to attenuate the “risk to personnel at the airfield.”
The Pentagon has launched pictures of Tomahawk missiles, exhibiting the second they had been being launched from the US warships within the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to Syria
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