BREAKING: Trump Fires 50 Tomahawk Missiles At Syrian Airfield That Launched Gas Attack
April 6, 2017
On Thursday evening, President Trump ordered a missile strike against an airfield in Syria reportedly responsible for the chemical gas attack on civilians this week. According to NBC News, some fifty Tomahawk missiles were fired at the Ash Sha-irat airfield in Homs province from a ship in the Mediterranean Sea.
Earlier this afternoon, Russia warned the United States at the United Nations over a possible strike against Syria. Those comments came after the Trump administration’s revised assessment that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad needed to be ousted from power, and after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said there was “no doubt in our minds” that Assad was responsible for the gas attack, which killed at least 25 children, and told Russia to “consider carefully their continued support of the Assad regime.”
United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley stated today, “Russia cannot escape responsibility for this. They chose to close their eyes to the barbarity. They defied the conscience of the world.”
Days before the gas attack, members of the Trump administration said that the United States had no interest in ousting Assad.
Trump is scheduled to speak with the press shortly.
This story will be updated as events develop.