Wall Street Journal: U.S. Launches Cruise Missiles at Syrian Air Base in Response to Chemical Attack
Strikes represent first time a U.S. military operation deliberately targeted regime of President Bashar al-Assad
WASHINGTON—The U.S. military launched nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian air base Friday, responding to mounting calls for a display of force in the wake of this week’s suspected chemical-weapons attack in Syria.
The strikes represented the first time a U.S. military operation deliberately targeted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said the chemical attack in Idlib province on Tuesday had changed his thinking on Syria and Mr. Assad.
Speaking inside his Mar-a-Lago resort, President Trump said he ordered targeted missile strikes at a Syrian airfield as a response to the “barbaric” chemical weapons attack. The Assad regime, Mr. Trump said, “choked out the lives of helpless” people in Syria.
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