Trump briefs Congress over Syria airbase attack

US President Donald Trump has warned of further military actions in Syria while notifying the Congress of bombing a Syrian airbase a day after the attack.

The United States “will take additional action, as necessary and appropriate, to further its important national interests,” said Trump in a letter addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday.

In the letter, he also gave the specifics of a Friday attack in which he ordered US warships in nearby Mediterranean waters to launch a missile strike against al-Shayrat airbase in Syria’s Homs province, which Washington alleged was the base from where a chemical attack in Idlib was launched on Tuesday.