After Bashar al-Assad killed over 80 Syrian civilians in a nerve-gas attack on April 4th, on April 6th America fired 59 cruise Tomahawk missiles at the airbase in central Syria from which it claimed Mr Assad’s atrocity was launched.

Mr Trump described the attack, which was reported to have damaged or destroyed over a dozen Syrian military aircraft, as a limited measure to deter Mr Assad against any future use of chemical weapons. On account of escalation of violence, chances of peace in Syria have gain faded.