The U.S. military has launched 59 missiles into Syria, an official has reportedly confirmed to NBC. The target of the strikes was a Syrian government-controlled airfield in Homs, Syria.
The U.S. military action is apparently in retaliation to a chemical weapon attack reported this week in Syria, which has been blamed on the Syrian government, though no investigation has been conducted.
It’s unclear if Russia, which has forces on the ground in Syria, suffered any casualties from the strikes.
This breaking news story may be updated as more information becomes available
Libertarian leaning Senator Rand Paul remarked on Twitter that Trump needs Congressional authorization for these actions.