Washington, April 7: The US President, Donald Trump who once spoke to keep America out of conflicts’ is now in the eye of the storm yet again. The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles on Thursday night at a Syrian air base in response to the chemical attack that killed 86 people in rebel-held town in Idlib. A Pentagon official said, US warships launched between 50 to 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Airfield where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based.
Press Secretary Captain Jeff Davis said that the strike was intended to deter the regime from using chemical weapons again. He also added, the Russian military had been informed ahead of the US attack.
US President Donald Trump declared in Florida that he ordered the missile strikes. He also appealed to all civilised nations to join America to end the bloodshed in the war-torn country.
The Governor of Homs province, Talal Barazi said that the strike has caused several deaths. He said the forces present at the air base were providing important support in the battle against the Islamic State group in the Palmyra region.
The Syrian army assures 6 people to be killed in the US strike on the military airfield. Barazi said several people injured in a village near Teh Shayrat airbase. UK based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has also confirmed the casualty and said the strike almost completely destroyed the facility. Syrian television also reports that flames continue to engulf the airfield following the attack.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry today said in a statement that the memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring air safety during operations in Syria reached with the US is suspended. UN Security Council meeting in connection with this incident will be held in the presence of Vladmir Putin .