The US launched a military strike on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians. CNN’s Athena Jones details the events leading up to the decision.

Last night President Trump lit up the Syrian sky with Tomahawk missiles that slammed into a Syrian airbase. This was in retaliation to Syria using nerve gas on it’s own people.

Russia who considers Syria an Allie made a response this morning saying, “With this step Washington has struck a significant blow to Russian-American relations, which were already in a sorry state.”