Shayrat (Arabic: الشعيرات, also spelled Sha'irat) is a village in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, located southeast of Homs on the western fringes of the Syrian Desert. Nearby localities include Dardaghan to the west, al-Manzul and al-Riqama to the northwest, Sadad to the south and al-Hamrat to the southwest. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Shayrat had a population of 1,443 in the 2004 census. Shayrat had been classified as an abandoned village or khirba by English scholar Eli Smith in 1838.
Shayrat is near a Syrian Air Force base and airfield with the same name.
On 7 April 2017, USS Ross and USS Porter fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at Shayrat airfield in response to a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province. The attack on Khan Sheikhoun is believed to have been launched from Shayrat. WIKIPEDIA