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Photos of the night 105 missiles lit up Syria

During the night, the US, UK, and France unleashed 105 missiles on Syria, in what was the first coordinated Western strike action on the Damascus government.

The missiles targeted a scientific research facility that allegedly was connected to the production of chemical and biological weapons as well as two other units near Homs; a storage facility; and an important command post that the West also said served as a chemical-weapons equipment storage site.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government launched its own missiles to try and shoot the West’s ballistics out of the sky. The rockets lit up the horizon like stars.

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(SYRIA TV via Reuters TV)

And erupted in the distance.

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(SYRIA TV via Reuters TV)

The counter-missiles then burst into the air.

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(Abdu Zayitun via Reuters)

Other pictures have surfaced showing how missiles created streaks across the sky like shooting stars.

Damascus skies erupt with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.
(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Not shooting stars. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Hours later on Twitter, Donald Trump said “mission accomplished” and called the attack a “perfectly executed” strike. He congratulated himself as well as allies for “their wisdom the power of their fine military” and that it “could not have had a better result.”

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