Syria Bombings

On April 4 2017 Chemical weapons fired from Shayrat Airfield Hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun killing at least 58 civilians. Around 8:45 p.m. on April 6 2017 the United States of America Launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat Airfield, Syria which is the airfield that fired the chemical weapons at the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

For those of you who don’t know what a Tomahawk Missile is, it is a Cruise missile that has a range of 800 miles to 1500 miles and is able to travel 550 miles per hour. Tomahawk Missiles were first used during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and come in around 18 feet and 3 inches without the booster and 20 feet and 6 inches with the booster. Tomahawk Missiles are fired from naval ships and fly low to the ground making them able to be fired from far distances and avoidable on radar.

Also, on April 13 the United States of America dropped their most powerful bomb in their arsenal called the MOAB on Afghanistan tunnels that were hiding ISIS members. This was the first time the MOAB was ever used in combat. The MOAB which stands for “Massive Ordinance Air blast Bomb” also has a nickname called the “Mother Of All Bombs”. The MOAB is 30 feet long, weighs 21,600 pounds, and is packed with 18,000 pounds of explosives. This incident resulted in the deaths of at least 94 ISIS members.

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