Syrian warplanes took off from the airbase struck Thursday night by U.S. cruise missiles, Reuters reports.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the planes carried out strikes in rebel-held areas in the Homs countryside.
The Shayrat base was the target of a Tomahawk missile strike carried out by the United States late Thursday night, a direct response to reports the Syrian regime launched a chemical attack on its own citizens Tuesday morning.
Sec. of State Rex Tillerson revealed late Thursday that the U.S. warned Russia that they would be bombing the airfield in Homs, Syria since there was Russian military in the vicinity.
ABC News reported early Friday that the Syrian military seemed to know that something might happen. Eyewitnesses claim the military then evacuated personnel and moved equipment before the strike took place.
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