On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a strike on a Syrian Army airbase in retaliation for the government’s deadly chemical weapons attack against its own people. Military and media in Russia, a close ally of Syria, went to the Shayrat airbase following the strikes. The video and images released show the devastation that the 59 Tomahawk missiles caused to the infrastructure and aircraft at the base. Syria reported that 16 people were also killed as a result of the strikes.
The Russian Ministry of Defense released drone footage over the Syrian base showing the damage:
You can see the planes on the ground:
Below, you can see the white spots showing the heat emissions of where the missiles hit:
Russia24, Russia’s state-run news agency, showed video footage of the damage caused by the airstrikes.
A demolished aircraft in a hanger:
You can see where missiles hit the ground surrounding the hangers:
Some aircraft at the base, some of the few that appear to be unharmed:
Another view of a destroyed aircraft in a hanger:
Images from Twitter pulled from Russia24:
Ruptly, Russia’s RT channel in Germany, featured some of the aftermath in the morning after the attack: