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VIDEO: USS Monterey launches Syria missile strikes

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14.

Monterey is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.


The latest from Washington on the strikes is Turkey's president says the airstrikes on Syrian targets in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack were "correct" and showed the Syrian regime that such actions would not go "unanswered."
    
Speaking Saturday in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his support of the joint American, British and French military operation but said more must be done to hold the Syrian regime accountable for the hundreds of thousands killed using conventional weapons.
    
He says, "The people martyred by chemicals is a certain amount, but the people martyred by conventional weapons is much, much more."
    
Erdogan called the days leading up to the airstrikes a "showdown" led by America and Russia. He says he pushed for a peaceful end to the tension in a conversation with British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier Saturday.
    

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