The United States blasted a Syrian air base with cruise missiles Thursday night in retaliation for this week’s horrific chemical weapons attack against civilians.
It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president.
“Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children,” Trump said in a statement following the attack. “No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”
The president wants the surprise attack to send a strong message to the Syrian government that the United States will not allow it to use banned chemical weapons. CBN