WASHINGTON (QHA) -

In the morning of April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against Syrian government attacks, CNN reports.
 
The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib.

“At the direction of the President (Donald Trump), the US Armed Forces attacked the Syrian air force base in the province of Homs at 04:45 local time. The strikes were delivered with the ships "USS Porter" and "USS Ross", based in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the result of the strikes, airplanes, hangars, air defense systems, as well as fuel depots were destroyed," Colonel Davis said.

President Donald Trump stressed that this decision was made to protect the national interests of the United States.

"Today I urge all civilized countries of the world to join the United States and say “No” to mass murders and terrorism in Syria," said the Head of the White House.

The official news agency of the Bashar Assad regime SANA confirmed the US missile attacks on the airbase in Syria.

“With the sunrise, the airbase of the Assad regime, located in the central part of the country, was attacked by the United States, there are casualties,” the news agency reports citing military sources.

Earlier, as a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.

The UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria on April 4, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia called it categorically unacceptable.

Source and photo: CNN, AA

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