Donald Trump attacks Syria air base after chemical attack

Donald Trump attacks Syria air base after chemical attack

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As per Associated Press, Donald Trump’s actions in Syria could signal to China that the new US president isn’t afraid of unilateral military steps. The surprise strike that took place on Thursday night marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the US getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year.

It is the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and can be termed as Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since he took over as the President of United States in December last year.
Washington, Apr 7: In retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, the United States on Thursday night fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria, a US Official was quoted as saying. As per the latest reports, dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired by the US at an air base in Syria at 8:45 p.m. (Eastern Time). Reportedly, the target was the Shayrat airfield.

It is the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and can be termed as Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since he took over as the President of United States in December last year.

While addressing the media, President Donald Trump on Thursday night said, “Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.” He earlier said there can be no dispute that Assad used chemical weapons in Tuesday’s horrific disaster. He also urged the ‘civilized nations’ to join U.S. in ‘seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria.’ Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV has confirmed the US missile attack on a number of military target while calling the attack an act of “aggression”.

About 60-70 US Tomahawk missiles were fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea while targeting an air base in Syria in retaliation to a chemical weapons attack that American officials believe Syrian government aircraft launched with a nerve agent, possibly sarin.

The surprise strike that took place on Thursday night marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the US getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year. But the president appeared moved by the photos of children killed in the chemical attack, calling it a “disgrace to humanity” that crossed “a lot of lines.”

The president did not announce the attacks in advance, though he and other national security officials ratcheted up their warnings to the Syrian government throughout yesterday.

“I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes and shouldn’t have happened and it shouldn’t be allowed to happen,” Trump told reporters traveling on Air Force One to Florida, where he was holding a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

As per Associated Press, Donald Trump’s actions in Syria could signal to China that the new US president isn’t afraid of unilateral military steps.

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