Warplanes from Syrian base hit by US just carried out airstrikes in Homs
Image released by the US Navy shows the USS Porter launching cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase from the Mediterranean early on April 7, 2017 (AFP Photo/Ford WILLIAMS)

Syrian warplanes took off from the airbase struck Thursday night by U.S. cruise missiles, Reuters reports.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the planes carried out strikes in rebel-held areas in the Homs countryside.

The Shayrat base was the target of a Tomahawk missile strike carried out by the United States late Thursday night, a direct response to reports the Syrian regime launched a chemical attack on its own citizens Tuesday morning.