BREAKING: U.S. Launches Tomahawk Missiles At Military Airbase In Syria
By Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News // April 6, 2017
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(FOX NEWS) – The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.
The Tomahawk missile strikes destroyed portions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military infrastructure. Fox has learned there was one primary target an airbase in Shayrat, located outside Homs, a US official tells Fox News
The military plans called for 43 Tomahawks to be fired from the USS Porter and USS Ross. The two Destroyers in the Med can carry 70 Tomahawks altogether.
US defense officials tell Fox the two warships have been training for the past two days to execute this mission.
“Our forward deployed ships give us the capability to quickly respond to threats… these strikes in Syria are a perfect example – this is why we’re there,” said a Navy official.
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