West, Turkey, Saudi Arabia express support for US strikes; IDF was informed ahead of mission in Syria; PM: the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
The United States launched 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the USS Porter and USS Ross early Friday morning targeting the Shayrat base that was used to store and deploy chemical weapons in Syria.
The strikes were in response to chemical attacks carried out by Assad’s regime on Tuesday in on the region of Idlib. Over 100 died as a result of the attack, with hundreds move injured. On Thursday, Turkey’s Health Ministry confirmed that sarin gas was used after it performed an autopsy on three of the victims from the attack… read more