USA Launches Cruise Missile Strike On Syria Regime-VIDEO

7th April: The United States launched a salvo of 59 cruise missiles on Shayrat airfield and nearby military infrastructure controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 80 people in the northwestern part of the country on Monday.

The Tomahawk missiles, launched from the USS Ross and the USS Porter at dawn local time, represent the first US strikes on the Assad regime, according to a statement from the Pentagon.

US President Donald Trump, initially resistant to the idea of becoming involved in Syria, said it was in the vital national security interest of the US to prevent the use of chemical weapons.