The U.S. military has launched an airstrike against a Syrian airfield.

President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against the rogue nation in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people on Tuesday, according to U.S. officials.

The attack, the first conventional assault on another country ordered by the new president, comes just one day after he declared that the chemical weapons assault had “crossed many, many lines,” that resulted in the deaths of 27 children.

The missiles fired, reportedly as many as 50, were fired from a U.S. Navy vessel in the Mediterranean Sea.

An official statement on the escalation is expected shortly.


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