Daily Mail: First images appear of airbase devastated by Trump's cruise missile strike as tearful Syrians cheer US action... while foreign leaders beg Putin not to escalate tensions amid fears of WWIII
* The US military fired more than 50 tomahawk missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield at 8.45pm EDT Thursday
* Moves comes just hours after Trump said 'something should happen' following Tuesday's gas-attack atrocity
* Trump took action after more than 80 were killed and many more were injured in the sarin poison gas attack
* 'Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack,' he said after launching the strike
* Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a furious response calling airstrike an 'illegal act of aggression'
* US says airfield was used to store toxic weapons and was the base for the aircraft involved in the sarin attack
* Claims that nine were killed, and more were injured, in the strike which has severely damaged the airbase
* US told Moscow it was launching an airstrike about 30 minutes in advance - but did not ask for permission
Vladimir Putin has vowed to bolster Assad's air defences following a deadly US airstrike on an airbase in Syria leading to fears the conflict will spiral into all-out war between Russia and the West.
Russian warship the Admiral Grigorovich - armed with cruise missiles and a self-defence system - is docking in Syria today after it was immediately diverted from the Black Sea following Donald Trump's airstrike on al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs.
The US military fired 59 tomahawk missiles at 1.40am today after the US President blamed Bashar al-Assad's regime for a horrific nerve gas attack which killed more than 80 of the dictator's own citizens. Footage showing burnt out shelters and hangars and a damaged runway was cheered by tearful Syrians hoping that Trump's intervention would lead to Assad being overthrown.
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