US military launches cruise missile attack at Syrian military airbase in Homs

epa05893549 (FILE) - A handout picture released by the US Navy showst the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) launching Tomahawk cruise missiles against IS (Islamic State) targets in Syria, in the Red Sea, 23 September 2014 (reissued 07 April 2017). According to media reports on 07 April 2017, The United States military launched at least 50 tomahawk cruise missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria, in response to the Syrian military's alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in a rebel held area in Idlib province on 04 April. EPA/CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ/US NAVY/HANDOU HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY