Wars and Military Conflicts
Trump launches attack on Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles
Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
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The U.S. military attacked a Syria-government airfield with 59 tomahawk missiles on Thursday evening.
The missiles targeted the Shayrat Airfield near Homs, and were in response to a Tuesday chemical weapons attack. Officially announcing the strike, President Donald Trump said that the targeted airfield had launched the chemical attack on a rebel-held area, and he called on other nations to oppose Syria's embattled leader.
"On Tuesday, 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," Trump said during his Thursday address.
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