Defense

Pentagon Releases Pictures And Videos Of Early Morning Strike On Syria

The Department of Defense has released photos and videos of the early morning on strike on Syria designed to cripple the regime’s ability to produce chemical weapons.

Coalition forces consisting of American, British, and French naval and air assets launched a strike on three Syrian targets associated with the regime’s chemical warfare operations Saturday morning (local time) in response to a deadly attack on civilians in the suburbs of Damascus last weekend.

More than 100 missiles launched from American Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers, and Virginia-class submarines, American B-1B Lancers, a French frigate, French Rafale and Mirage fighters, and British Tornado and Typhoon fighters devastated the selected Syrian targets.

The Pentagon released video footage of the strike from a U.S. guided-missile cruiser.

Watch: Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey fires Tomahawk missile

The Department of Defense also released photos of the attack from aboard the USS Monterey.

180414-N-DO281-1269 U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 13, 2018) – The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 13. Monterey is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Matthew Daniels)

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U.S. FIFTH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (April 13, 2018) – The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 13. Monterey is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Matthew Daniels)

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