It has been reported that Syria actually killed 100+ of its own civilians, children included, with a banned chemical gas weapon. In response to that, thursday night the US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian base from which the chemical weapon attack originated. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but The airbase was destroyed. Update: Courtesy of gbatemp member haxan, news channels of the middle-east are reporting casualties from the missiles. You can read the full article and watch a short clip of a missible being launched here.