Washington: President Donald Trump today talking to media stated that US has launched a military strike on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack that was launched on civilians.
“Tonight (Thursday), I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched,” Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago.
The US launched 59 cruise missiles into Syria in the first direct military attack by the country on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime since the civil war began.
The strike came in response to a chemical weapons attack that struck a town in northern Syria, Efe news reported on Thursday.
The US fired the Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base in the Syrian city of Homs, from which the aircraft that carried out the chemical strikes earlier this week took off.
Trump confirmed that he ordered the unilateral military action against the Syrian government in response to gas attack that killed nearly 100, including many children and injured several hundreds.