Thursday, April 6, 2017
US military strike under way in Syria after gas attack in Idlib appears to have changed Donald Trump’s view on Bashar al-Assad
News is breaking that the US has launched missile strikes against Syria.
NBC News reports that strikes were launched on al-Shayrat airfield, a Syrian military site close to Homs.
Reports from NBC and CNN say more than 50 Tomahawk missiles were fired.
This follows an apparent change of heart by Donald Trump over action in Syria, sparked by Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack in Idlib that killed more than 70 people.
We will be following developments here on the live blog as they unfold.