This is the first direct US attack against the Syrian military since the war began 6 years ago and represents a dangerous escalation of the war in Syria. It is notable that the US airstrike comes before it has been established who launched the chemical attack on a Syrian village a few days ago.Take a listen to this interview which describes the situation on the ground in Syria from another angle than the mainstream US outlets, as the US has fired over 50 Tomahawk missiles against Syrian military targets.
It is notable how president Trump now moves away from his previous promises on joining Russia in the fight against ISIS and leaving the destiny of Syria to the Syrian people to decide.
Experts now believe this could lead to direct confrontations between Syria and its allies – Russia – and the US. The US military engagement further complicates the situation and poses more obstacles in the face of any political solution between the warring sides.