The attack was launched on the command of President Donald Trump in retaliation for the Syrian chemical attack earlier in the week. Capt/ Jeff Davis The strike was conducted using Tomahawk land attack misses from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.
A Total of 59 misses targeted air craft, hardened air craft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radars.
“As always The U.S. took extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties and to comply with the law of armed conflict. Every precaution was taken to execute this strike with minimal risk to personnel at the airfield.”