Daily Mail footage reveals moment US fast-attack submarine launches tomahawk missile to join air strikes against Syria

11:40 • 15.04.18



Footage revealed the incredible moment the US fast-attack submarine launched a tomahawk missile from the Mediterranean Sea as part of the multi-national strike against the Syrian government.


The Virginia-class USS John Warner submarine launched the missile on Friday during the United States' air strikes in collaboration with France and England to retaliate against Syria's use of chemical weapons, the Daily Mail reports.


The video shows the submarine launch the missile straight up into the sky before it curves and heads towards its intended target.


The missile was one of more than 100 others that were used during the air strikes to target three military sites in Syria.


Trump hailed a 'perfectly executed strike last night' Saturday just hours after launching a series of attacks on Syria. 


The USS John Warner operates in the Mediterranean Sea as a routine deployment to support the allies in the region. The submarine's placement is why it was used during the missile attack. 


After the attack, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley vowed that the Trump administration was 'locked and loaded' for another attack if needed against Syria.

The strikes were in retaliation to the poison gas attack that killed an estimated 75 people on April 7.  


Syrian state-run TV said three civilians were wounded during the attack on a military base in Homs.


The organization also said that several of the missiles were intercepted by the Syrian government during the air strikes. But Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said the strikes “successfully hit every target”.


Another country besides Syria that was under attack by the three nations this weekend was Russia for allowing 'the use of chemical weapons (in Syria) to go unanswered'. 

Depending on the US and its allies' next course of action involving Syria, the USS John Warner could be used again for another strike if needed.

 

 

A cruise missile is pictured being launched from a French military vessel in the Mediterranean sea towards targets in Syria

 The Damascus sky lights up with missile fire as the US, Britain and France launch an attack on Syria





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