Watch President Trump's full address to the nation on the US strikes on Syria April 13, 2018 at 8:36 PM HST - Updated August 13 at 10:55 PM The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital. (Image: AP) The United States launched strikes against multiple sites in Syria on Friday night. The president announced the news in an address to the nation, and the Pentagon subsequently released additional details. Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.