Trump Bombs Syria (Live Upd)

April 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump has ordered precision strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons capabilities, in conjunction with the UK and France.

Mr Trump said the combined operation was under way and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons. The operation by the three allies came after a suspected poison gas attack in Syria last week that potentially killed dozens of civilians.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” Mr Trump said in a televised address from the White House.

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