Asian markets had a choppy session on Friday after oil prices surged more than 2 percent and the Nikkei fell to a four-month low earlier in the session after the U.S. fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.
The missile strikes occured as President Donald Trump was hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
A U.S. military official told NBC that 59 tomahawks had been fired from U.S. navy destroyers, which hit an airfield near Homs. The missiles hit aircraft and infrastructure including the runway, NBC reported. There has been no word on casualties yet, but no people were targeted, the official told NBC.
The missile attack was launched at 8:40 am HK/SIN on Friday, or 8:40 pm EDT on Thursday evening.