Enjoy: Sirens go off, surges illuminate sky in Syria

<aDamascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16538872_G.png" alt=" Damascus skies appear with anti-aircraft fire as the United States releases an attack on Syria targeting various parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)"

title=” Damascus skies emerge with anti-aircraft fire as the United States introduces an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)” border= “0” width=” 180″/ > Damascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria targeting various parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar). BEIRUT (AP)– Loud explosions rocked Syria’s capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump revealed airstrikes in retaliation for the country’s alleged usage of chemical weapons. Syrian tv reported that air defenses responded to the attack. [Related: Explosions rock Syrian capital as Trump reveals strikes]

Associated Press press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and the sky turned orange. A big fire could be seen from a distance to the east. Syrian tv reported that a scientific research center had actually been struck.

[Related:Trump: USA., allies assaulting Syria to stop chemical weapons] Syrian media reported that air defenses struck 13 rockets south of Damascus. After the attack stopped and

the early morning skies went dark once again, vehicles with speakers roamed the streets of Damascus shrieking nationalist songs. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights booked. This material might not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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