EDITOR’S NOTE: HE HAD TO DESTROY THE AIRBASE BEFORE A PROPER INVESTIGATION WAS DONE WHICH WOULD PROVE THAT THERE ARE NO CHEMICAL WEAPONS THERE.
The US has targeted a Syrian airbase in the western Homs province with nearly 60 cruise missiles. The attack on Shayrat airbase was launched from two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea. Syrian authorities say five people have been killed and seven others wounded in the strike. They say the attack caused civilian casualties in villages near the airbase. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strike almost destroyed the base. Pentagon says Washington had warned Moscow ahead of the attack to minimize risk to Russian personnel located at the airfield. US defense officials say the attack was a one-off, meaning it was expected to be a single strike with no current plans for escalation. US President Donald Trump says the strike was in response to what he calls the Syrian government’s recent chemical attack in Idlib province.