“This attack was limited and expected. I don’t think you need to wait for further escalation,” said Terdiman, answering the question of what, in his opinion, would be Russia’s response to missile attack (quoted by Reuters).
Earlier on Friday, April 7, USA for the first time since the beginning of the Syrian war struck blows to positions of the governmental army. The US Navy has released 59 Tomahawk missiles at the air base shirt in the province of HOMS. The missiles were aimed at the runway, designated aircraft Parking and refueling complexes, said at the Pentagon. As reported by the provincial Governor of HOMS Talal Barazi, as a result of strike killed at least five people, seven were injured.
At night, the US President Donald trump made an appeal to the nation, explaining that the decision to strike in Syria is in the “vital national interests” of America. He also said that the attack was carried out in response to a chemical attack in Idlib, the responsibility for which Washington imposes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Today I call on all civilized Nations to join us in the quest to end the bloodshed in Syria and to put an end to terrorism of all kinds and all types,” said trump.
Attack trump: What is known about the missile attack on the United States airbase in Syria
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, in turn, said that trump has demonstrated its willingness to take decisive action in response to the “disgusting” actions of the Syrian authorities. The head of state also stressed that the United States did not seek approval of its policy on Syria in Russia and not been in contact with Moscow before the missile strike.