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Navy guided-missile launch

The guided-missile destroyerUSS Porter(DDG 78) launches one of a barrage of Tomahawks against a target in Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.

Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams

In the early hours of Friday morning, two U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyers in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea launched a barrage of Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) toward a Syrian Air Force airstrip at Ash Shayrat, Syria.

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