US released several dozen cruise missiles on the Syrian air base in response to the government forces allegedly carried out the attack with chemical weapons in Idlib province. This military officials told NBC News.
According to them, two US warships in the Mediterranean fired at least 50 missiles "Tomahawk". The sole purpose of the airfield became Shayrat in the province of Homs in western Syria, with which, according to the Pentagon, government forces carried out the raid.
No casualties were reported. Officials said that the people were not intended to shock and that affected aviation and infrastructure, including the runway.
US Department of Defense confirmed the RIA Novosti news agency a missile strike on the airfield in Syria. "Dozens of missiles" Tomahawk "was launched on the airfield of the Syrian regime as a result of a single blow", - said the representative of the Pentagon.
On Thursday, 6 April, it was reported that the US president, Donald Trump said several members of Congress, that in connection with himatakoy in Idlib, he is considering the adoption of military action against Syria. Trump discussed this issue with the Minister of Defense James Mattis, who, according to media reports, the proposed strike on Syria with cruise missiles.
Washington assigns responsibility for what happened in the province of Idlib to Damascus, which rejects its involvement in the chemical weapons incident. In turn, Moscow urged not to make hasty conclusions about the perpetrators of the incident.
The incident with the alleged use of chemical weapons occurred in April 4 Khan Shaykhun. According to the World Health Organization, the victims were at least 70 people, including, as reported by UNICEF, 27 children. Hundreds of people have been affected.
Currently, Trump at his country estate of Mar a Lago, Florida holds a two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.