Breaking: U.S. Launches Military Strike on Syria

ABC NEWS– The U.S. has launched a military strike on an airbase in Syria, a U.S. official has confirmed.

The official says the airstrikes have been completed. The Tomahawk missiles were fired at Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province, according to U.S. officials.

The officials say that multiple targets were struck at the base. The missiles were fired from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea.

The targets at the airbase were runways, aircraft and fuel areas to make the field inoperable

President Donald Trump says strike on Syria in the `vital national security interest’ of the United States.

Trump calls on `civilized nations’ to join U.S. in `seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria’

The attack follows a weapons attack in northern Syria Tuesday, in which Sarin gas was used, according to Turkey’s health minister.

One official said the strikes occurred between 8:40 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. Eastern Time.

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