Syrian warplanes took off from the airbase struck Thursday night by U.S. cruise missiles, Reuters reports.
JUST IN: Syrian warplanes take off from air base hit by U.S., carry out strikes in Homs countryside – Syrian observatory for human rights
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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.