On Thursday night, President Donald Trump launched an airstrike on a Syrian airbase in response to the deadly chemical terror attack launched by the Assad regime there this week that left over 100 dead. Now, the Syrian military has responded…
The Hill reported that Syrian warplanes began carrying out attacks from the airbase that was hit hours after the attack. A report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that two warplanes “took off from inside the Shayrat base, which is partially back in service, and struck targets near Palmyra.”
#BREAKING Jets carry out strikes from Syria base hit by US: monitor
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 7, 2017
This was a clear act of defiance, as it was President Bashar al-Assad’s way of telling Trump that he won’t be backing down.
Trump defended his decision to launch the attack in the first place in a brief statement.
“My fellow Americans, on Tuesday Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians. Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack,” he said. “No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”
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