The United States has launched dozens of tomahawk cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria.

59 tomahawk cruise missiles were launched at the military airfield in ash Sha’irat 38 kilometers southeast of the city of Homs.

According to the officials, Washington thinks alleged chemical weapon attack was launched from the airfield.

An alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria’s militant-held Idlib province claimed the lives of some 80 people and inflicted harm on an additional 200 civilians. The Syrian national coalition of revolutionary and opposition forces blamed the Syrian government troops for the attack, while Damascus has refuted these allegations.

US President Donald Trump confirmed he ordered the strike, reiterating claims that the Syrian government was behind the chemical attack.