Caused on 7 April attack on the United States air force base Sirat destroyed or damaged 20 percent of the Syrian aircraft. On Monday, April 10, said the Pentagon chief James Mattis.
In addition, according to Minister of defense, was put out of action the storage of fuel and ammunition, and air defense sites. The shelling government troops lost the ability to refuel and arm aircraft in the area, causing the runway of the air base idle.
Mattis warned that “another use of chemical weapons” by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be a “hasty step”. White house spokesman Sean Spicer said that the United States reserves the opportunity for new actions in the event of attacks using chemical agents.
Us destroyers “porter” and “Ross”, located near Crete, on the night of 7 April 59, launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airfield in Shayrat, HOMS province. The order of attack was given by the President of the United States Donald trump is in response to the use of chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun (Idlib province), attributed to Syrian government forces. Damascus rejects these charges.
The Syrian military confirmed the death of 10 of its soldiers and nine civilians, including four children. The official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov said that the attacks destroyed six MiG-23.