"Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched"
La Russia è stata informata prima dell'attacco, e si rafforza l'ipotesi di una mossa combinata.
(CNN) The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.
On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase where the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks were based, US officials said.
The strike is the first direct military action the US has taken against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's six-year civil war and represent a substantial escalation of the US' military campaign in the region, which could be interpreted by the Syrian government as an act of war.