American warships USS Porter and USS Ross, deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base that involved in a chemical weapon attack this week, Pentagon said.
The recent missile attack in reaction to what Trump’s administration believed was a chemical attack by the Syrian government that killed 70 people in the rebel-held area while Syrian government denies it carried out the chemical gas attack .
Russia 's deputy U.N. envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, told a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday, "We strongly condemn the illegitimate actions by the U.S. The consequences of this for regional and international stability could be extremely serious.”
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged that the U.S. strikes were one step away from clashing with Russian forces.
U.S. officials informed Russian forces ahead of the missile strikes and avoided hitting Russian personnel.