A battle damage assessment image of Shayrat air field following the U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missile strikes from Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.
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Russia warned Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.The strikes were in reaction to what Washington says was a poison gas attack by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad that killed at least 80 people in rebel-held territory.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged that the U.S. strikes were one step away from clashing with Russia's military. U.S. officials informed Russian forces ahead of the missile strikes, and avoided hitting Russian personnel. Satellite imagery suggests the base houses Russian special forces and helicopters, part of the Kremlin's effort to help Assad fight Daesh (ISIS) and other militant groups.Trump has frequently urged improved relations with Russia, strained under Obama over Syria, Ukraine and other issues, but he said action had to be taken against Assad.U.S. officials said they're looking into whether Russia participated in the chemical arms attack.
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