Syrian warplanes carried out attacks from the central Syrian air base several hours after it was hit by a U.S. missile strike.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that two warplanes “took off from inside the Shayrat base, which is partially back in service, and struck targets near Palmyra,” according to the report.
#BREAKING Jets carry out strikes from Syria base hit by US: monitor
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 7, 2017
Donald Trump authorized a launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Shayrat Air Base last night following a chemical attack which U.S. and other Western officials have blamed on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The U.S. missile strike, which killed at least seven people, targeted the airfield that purportedly served as the base for the nerve gas attack.