US Launches 50 Cruise Missiles at Syrian Airfield
Friday, 07 April 2017

Some 50 US Tomahawk cruise missiles have been allegedly launched at a Syrian military airfield near the western city of Homs, NBC and Reuters reported, citing US military officials.

US ships stationed in the Mediterranean Sea reportedly launched the strike on Syria’s Shayrat airbase on Thursday night local time.

US President Donald Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago resort following the airstrikes, accusing Assad of using nerve gas that killed civilians.

Calling it a “targeted military strike,” Trump said the Homs airfield was where the chemical gas attack earlier this week originated from.

NBC News reported that there was no word on casualties and that no people were allegedly targeted. Russian forces were reportedly warned ahead of time.

The airfield was allegedly targeted after the US blamed the Syrian military for the chemical incident in Idlib, in which dozens of civilians died from suspected gas poisoning in the rebel-occupied territory. Up to 86 people, including 26 children, are alleged to have been killed. Several Western states have immediately pinned the blame on President Bashar Assad’s forces, while Russia said Syrian jets bombed a warehouse where chemical weapons were being produced.

ISIS cheers

ISIS through their Amaq news agency has cheered the decision by the US saying more is needed by the Americans to turn the tide in their favor.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Government has called the unprovoked attack by the US Government an 'open agression' against their country.

This is also a slap in the face for Chinese leadership as the attack occured while Chinese president Xi is staying with Trump at Mar-a-Lago. China is also providing support to the Syrian Government against ISIS.

Interesting to note is that Australia refused Trumps' call for assistance in the strike. According to the Australians, they didn't believe (like everyone else) that the Syrian Government had anything to do with the chemical attack.


Widget is loading comments...

Latest News