This is a developing story. Return to this post for updates.
From Elint News:
UPDATE 2#BREAKING: US WARSHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN HAVE FIRED WAVES OF CRUISE MISSILES AT SYRIA AT THIS TIME- First wave at T4, second wave inbound right now— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) April 9, 2018
"Massive Explosions" Heard Above Syria Amid Reports Of US Fighter Jets, Cruise Missiles Aistrikes https://t.co/mlBpj5bs91— zerohedge (@zerohedge) April 9, 2018
UPDATE 4Reporting has changed in minutes. Pentagon has denied involvement in (possibly still ongoing) airstrikes on Syria— if true: another actor. Israel widely suspected, but no confirmation from Jerusalem. Story is rapidly developing— Curt Mills (@CurtMills) April 9, 2018
From the U&K Express:
REPORTS of explosions have been heard at Syria’s Tiyas Military Airbase amid reports of jets flying across Lebanon into Syria as well as unknown projectiles, it has been reported.
Report Russian warplanes deploying.
ITS HAPPENING News - Russian warplanes deploying, heading towards Med. Video footage of Syrian AA defense intercepting cruise missiles. #Syria #Homs #QAnon— Horo the Wise Wolf (@Whiskeyjack75) April 9, 2018
Information from @AlSuraEnglish pic.twitter.com/eUUkDSldFy
Via The Hill:
Air strikes have hit a military airport in Syria, multiple news outlets reported, citing Syrian state media. AFP and the BBC on Sunday night both cited Syrian state media as saying that the air base in question had been hit by the strikes. Loud explosions were heard above the air base, according to the BBC. Initial reports were unclear as to who was responsible for the strikes. Reporters for both the Wall Street Journal and CNN on Sunday tweeted that Pentagon officials had denied responsibility for the strikes.
Trump and Macron spoke today. According to the WH readout, they spoke about the chemical weapons attack in Syria and "agreed to exchange information on the nature of the attacks and coordinate a strong, joint response." pic.twitter.com/6RhtTNBddA— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) April 9, 2018
Maybe Israel was hitting soft movable targets so they couldn't run like last time. The US and France will probably do larger more extensive strikes against hard targets.
Pentagon Statement on Syria:
"At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable."