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Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack
The United States and European allies launched strikes against Syrian targets, President Trump announced on Friday, seeking to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. Mr. Trump said Britain and France had joined the United States in the strikes, which he said were underway. “These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead,” Mr. Trump, in a televised nighttime address from the White House Diplomatic Room, said of the chemical attacks that he blamed on Mr. Assad. He said the allied strikes of precision ... (full story)
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Trump: US, France and UK launch strikes on Syria
President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical weapons attack last weekend. "I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator of Bashar al-Assad," Trump said from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room. US aircraft and ships were used in the attack, according to multiple US defense officials. Trump said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, adding that the purpose of the campaign is to "establish a strong deterrent ... (full story)