The United States, the UK and France have launched Tomahawk missles on Syria at 2am Irish time.
The U.S. Secretary of Defence General Mattis has said that strikes have been sent to make a “clear message” to Syrian President Assad that they believe he used chemical weapons on his own people in Syria.
The U.S. and its allies have claimed that they’re in this for the long run and that they’re prepared for a “sustained attack” on Syria should they believe Assad strikes again.
The main problem that the world as a whole faces however is whether Russia, an ally of Assad, gets involved and retaliates against tonight’s strike.
This story is developing.