NBC News reports that the United States has resumed strikes against Syrian targets, firing over 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles in an attack against a single airfield inside the country.
The airfield in western Syria is believed to be the same airfield used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to launch the Sarin gas attack that killed over 100 Syrians, including women and children.
President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley have formed a unified front in addressing the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons. Every one of them has placed blame for this week’s Sarin attack squarely on the Assad regime. This attack is said to be in response to the Syrian government’s recent use of the chemical weapon.
This missile strike is far from the first such action inside Syrian borders by the United States; Barack Obama launched a series of strikes against ISIS targets in Syria during his final hours.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry warned the United States against “snap judgements” in Syria, one of their strongest allies. “Sticking labels on everyone, prematurely, is not a correct thing to do, in our opinion,” said spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.