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US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria | Military.com
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US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria | Military.com

On President Donald Trump’s order, two Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea fired salvos of Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield that U.S. intelligence cited as the source of the deadly chemical attack on civilians earlier this week.

The destroyers Ross and Porter together around 4:40 a.m. Friday local time fired 59 BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles, each with 1,000-pound conventional warheads and costing about $1 million, at the Shayrat base north of Damascus. The attack was quick, lasting only a couple of minutes.

Source: US Launches Cruise Missile Strike on Syria | Military.com