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The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14, 2018. American, British and French air and sea forces launched 105 missiles at three Syrian facilities about 4 a.m. local time, destroying a key chemical weapons research and manufacturing facility in metropolitan Damascus and two chemical weapons stockpiles outside Homs
The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14, 2018. American, British and French air and sea forces launched 105 missiles at three Syrian facilities about 4 a.m. local time, destroying a key chemical weapons research and manufacturing facility in metropolitan Damascus and two chemical weapons stockpiles outside Homs (U.S. Department of Defense)

Here's a look at U.S., British and French assets involved in the strike on the Syrian chemical weapons program.

American ships:

USS Monterey, Ticonderoga-class cruiser – fired 30 Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles from the Red Sea USS Higgins, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer – fired 23 Tomahawks from north Persian Gulf USS Laboon, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer – fired 7 Tomahawks from Red Sea USS John Warner, Virginia-class attack submarine – fired 6 Tomahawks from eastern Mediterranean SeaFrench ship:

Languedoc, Aquitaine-class frigate – fired 3 Naval SCALP General Purpose Long Range Standoff Cruise Missiles

American aircraft:

2 B-1 Lancer bombers, 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron – fired 19 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff MissilesBritish aircraft:

Typhoon fighter-bomber and Tornado fighters – fired 8 Storm Shadow Long-range air-to-surface missilesFrench aircraft:

Rafale and Mirage fighters – fired 9 SCALP General Purpose Long Range Standoff Cruise Missilesdickstein.corey@stripes.com Twitter: @CDicksteinDC

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