Breaking News!!: Syria: United States launches missiles at Syria after chemical attack.
United States of America President Donald Trump has unleashed airstrikes on Syria on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in response to the deadly chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians, including children, in Syria on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.
According to United States officials, the attack took place at 8:40pm ET, and the operation rained at least 50 cruise missiles from United States Navy ships in the Mediterranean on a Syrian airfield thought to be the point of origin for the chemical attack.
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The Pentagon released footage showing the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles aimed at a Syrian airfield.
The attack is the first known direct American strike on Syrian government assets since the start of the country’s civil war.
After the United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria, United States of America President Donald Trump spoke from Palm Beach, Florida saying, “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched. It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons.”
United States of America President Donald Trump also urged “all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.”
United States of America President Donald Trump explained his decision by describing the horrific images from chemical weapons strike in a mostly rebel-controlled area near the Turkish border, saying “there can be no dispute” that Assad’s forces were responsible.
“Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. 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,” said United States of America President Donald Trump.
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