In this picture made available by the U.S. Navy, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) launches a Tomahawk cruise missile from the ship’s bow, off the Libyan coast, Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Barry is currently supporting Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Sunderman/HO) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

On 6 April 2017 the United States Military launched over 50 Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at Syrian forces as retaliation for chemical attacks against Syrian civilians.

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The missiles were launched at a Syrian airfield where the US government believes the chemical weapons originated.