US-led strikes against Syria cost approx. $240 mln: military specialists
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US-led strikes against Syria cost approx. $240 mln: military specialists

The U.S. struck targets in Syria from its naval warships in the Mediterranean using Tomahawak missiles, which cost $1.590 million per unit

News Service Yeni Şafak

U.S.-led airstrikes against Syrian regime targets on Saturday morning in response to the chemical attack in Douma last week are said to have cost approximately $240 million, according to military specialists.

On Friday night, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the U.S., the U.K. and France jointly launched strikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons capabilities after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens outside of Damascus.

Syrian jets respond to US, UK and French air strikes
Yeni Şafak

Syrian jets respond to US, UK and French air strikes

The Syrian regime said nearly 110 missiles hit targets in the capital Damascus and other territory, and air defense systems brought most of them down.


The joint strike came after the White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for the chemical attack, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.

French army releases video showing missiles launched against Syria
Yeni Şafak

French army releases video showing missiles launched against Syria

A video released by the French Army showed the moment missiles were launched against Syrian regime targets in Damascus as French Rafale fighter jets prepare to take off from naval warship.

Regime forces: We destroyed the majority of missiles

Following the strike, regime sources refuted Western media claims by saying that Syrian defenses managed to destroy 71 of the 103 missiles fired, discrediting reports that claimed the strike was successful.

According to military specialists, the operation had cost approximately $240 million when taking into account the cost of the missiles, jets and other elements that were involved in the strike.

Each Tomahawk missile costs approx. $1.6 million

The U.S. struck targets in Syria from its naval warships in the Mediterranean using Tomahawak missiles, which cost $1.590 million per unit. These guided missiles can be fired from warships, submarines or from surface launchers.

Damascus skies light up during joint airstrikes
Reuters

Damascus skies light up during joint airstrikes

An amateur video shows the skies over Damascus as U.S., British and French forces targeted Syria with airstrikes early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week.


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