The United States has fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase where deadly chemical weapons attack were launched earlier this week.
Two U.S. warships fired 59 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea at the Syrian airbase controlled by forces of President Bashar al-Assad in response to the poisonous attack.
This is an escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria that swiftly drew sharp criticism from Russia.
But Russia’s President Vladimir Putin believes the missile strikes broke international law and have seriously hurt U.S.-Russia relations.
President Trump took the toughest direct U.S. action yet in Syria’s six-year-old civil war, raising the risk of confrontation with Russia and Iran, Assad’s two main military backers.