The US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian government airfield late Thursday evening as retaliation to Tuesday’s deadly chemical attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime in a rebel-held area.
The Pentagon released details on the strike, saying it was conducted using tomahawk missiles launched from the destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The missiles struck Al Shayrat airfield near Homs in Syria at around 3.45 am early Friday.
"A total of 59 [Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles] targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said in an official statement.
"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," US President Donald Trump said during a Thursday address.
Secretary Jeff said the Russians were notified in advance of the strikes and that precautions were taken to minimise casualties among Russian or Syrian personnel at the airbase.
South American countries namely Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina are among the countries that have shown interest in buying Russian fighter jets, Rosoboronexport Deputy CEO said at LAAD-2017 defense and security exhibition in Brazil. "Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay and Argentina can be mentioned among the countries that are considering buying Russian fighter planes," Deputy CEO of Rosoboronexport, Sergei Ladygin was quoted as saying by TASS Tuesday
Russia will be deploying up to 11 warships, including nuclear-powered combat vessels, at the Tartus naval facility in Syria. The 49-year agreement allowed Russia to simultaneously deploy at the Tartus naval maintenance facility a maximum of 11 warships, including combat vessels equipped with nuclear-powered propulsion systems, and under condition that all ecological and nuclear safety requirements have been fulfilled
Russia may deploy up to 11 warships including nuclear-powered combat vessels at Syrian Tartus naval facility as part of an agreement signed with Damascus on the extension and overhaul of the facility. "Russia is allowed to simultaneously deploy at the [Tartus] naval maintenance facility a maximum of 11 warships, including combat vessels equipped with nuclear-powered propulsion systems, and under condition that all ecological and nuclear safety requirements have been fulfilled,"
The US Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has struck down a military aircraft in the northern Hama region Sunday. The FSAs ‘Jaysh Al-Nasr targeted the Hama Military Airport firing more than 40 grad rockets destroying a MIG-23 fighter jet parked near one of the targeted ammunition depots,
US-led coalition has bombed Daesh depot stores and chemical weapons in Deir ez-Zor on Wednesday, the Syrian General Staff said. "The jets of the so-called US-led coalition launched a strike at about 17:30-17:50 on a Daesh warehouse where many foreign fighters were present, proving that terrorists possess chemical weapons," the Syrian military was quoted as saying by
Syrian Su-22 warplanes took off from ‘Shayrat airbase on Friday hours after it was struck by the 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles. Friday's strikes have left small damage
Russia is suspending a 2015 agreement aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions in the Syrian airspace after US launched missile strikes against the Syrian Shayrat army airbase since yesterday. “The Russian side is halting the effect of the memorandum for prevention of incidents and ensuring safety of air flights during operations in Syria which was agreed with the US,” said a Friday statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Reuters reported
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait for development of facilities and infrastructure construction support service. The Government of Kuwait requested possible sale for the design, construction, and procurement of key airfield operations, command and control, readiness, sustainment, and life support facilities for the Al Mubarak Airbase in Kuwait, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday
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