PHOTOS: US conducts cruise missile strike against Syria

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country's bloody civil war in 2011.

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    59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched at Assad airbase in Syria called Sayrat 
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    Officials said the Tomahawk strike lasted a "couple of minutes," and the strike was launched at 4:40 AM local time.
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    Targets on airbase included, Syrian aircraft, aircraft storage, fuel depots, radar.
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    FILE 2016: U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) is underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
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    President Trump addressed the media shortly after launching the strikes. He mentioned the chemical attack in Syria and said, 'No child of God should ever suffer such horror.'
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    April 7: In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea
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    April 7: The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. 
    Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP
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