Trump orders missile attack on Syria

170407-N-FQ994-031 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 7, 2017) USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile April 7, 2017. USS Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

United States forces today fired nearly five dozen Tomahawk missiles into Syria after the regime of Bashar Assad attacked his own people with nerve agents, officials said.

President Trump ordered the attack on the Al-Shayrat Air Base. That is the base from which the April 4 chemical attack on Syria’s Idlib province was launched.

The missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

“Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians,” Trump said in a statement to the nation. “Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”

 

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