U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airfield, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX34H5R

President Trump ordered attacks on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack last week that shocked the world.

Two warships launched Tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean Sea. The ships used were USS Porter and USS Ross

Shayrat Airfield in Homs was the target of the missiles. Pic: US Defense Department

Syrian state TV said the attacks were an act of aggression from the US.

US President Donald Trump said he had ordered the targeted military strike on an airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched.

With Russia backing Syria, the world awaits the reaction from the Kremlin.


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