以下は、The New York Timesの記事"U.S. Missile Attack on Syria: What We Know and Don’t Know"（ By MICHAEL D. SHEARAPRIL 7, 2017）の"What We Know"からのほんの一部の引用である。
WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered a barrage of missiles to strike an airfield in Syria on Thursday evening in response to the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria.
What We Know
・ Fifty-nine Tomahawk missiles were fired from American destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria, from which officials said Mr. Assad’s chemical weapons attack originated this week.
・ The Syrian Army says that the U.S. attack has killed six people.