US Missiles Strike Syrian Base
Posted by Samantha Casais on 4/7/2017 9:30:00 AM.
The United States has launched a military strike on a Syrian government airbase on the orders of President Donald Trump. Yesterday, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to Syrian warplanes that carried out a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier in the week. Trump delivered a brief statement to reporters in Palm Beach, FL, saying there can be no dispute that Syria violated it's obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, ignoring the urging of the UN Security Council. Yesterday's strike was the first direct military action taken against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year civil war.