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U.S. military launches tomahawk cruise missile attack against Syria

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The U.S. military launched an attack on Syria Thursday in response to a chemical attack by Assad on civilians. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

U.S. officials say the military launched an attack Thursday composed of 50 tomahawk missiles against targets in Syria in order to hinder Assad's chemical weapon capabilities.

The target of the attack was a Syrian airbase from which President Bashar al-Assad is suspected of launching his chemical attack on civilians. CNN is told that this is the only attack planned as of yet, but that decision might change.

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