The United States has just launched dozens
of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield in
response to Syrian President, Bashar al-
Assad’s use of banned chemical weapons
that killed at least 100 Syrian people,
including women and children.
Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea
fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a
single target — Ash Sha’irat in Homs
province in western Syria, which is the
airfield from which the United States
believes the government of Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.
U.S. officials say people were not targeted
and that aircraft and infrastructure at the
site were hit, including the runway and gas
According to US officials say the Ash
Sha’irat was targeted because that was the
site where the plane that carried the
chemical weapons flew from.
The Russian military were warned of the
attack in advance to avoid human casualty.
President Donald Trump said in remarks
from Mar-a-Lago, his family compound in
Palm Beach, Florida.:
“Assad choked out the lives of
helpless men, women and children,”
“It is in this vital national security
interest of the United States to
prevent and deter the spread and use
of deadly chemical weapons,” said
Trump, who called on other countries
to end the bloodshed in Syria.
Trump who is currently in Florida for a
meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinpeng
made a brief speech warning Assad to
desist from his evil ways.
The attack was done to send a message to
Syrian president to never use Chemical
weapons again and that the US isn’t playing