U.S. Navy destroyer launches cruise missiles in attack on Syrian air base

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Friday, April 7, 2017
Watch: U.S. fires cruise missiles from destroyer
Watch the raw video from the Department of Defense showing a U.S. Navy destroyer launching a cruise missile attack on Syria.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Video released by the Department of Defense Thursday night shows cruise missiles being launched from a U.S. Navy ship toward Syria.

The video shows guided-missile destroyer U.S.S. Ross conducting strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea.

The missile strikes targeted a Syrian air base in retaliation for a gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians earlier this week.

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