Trump orders U.S. missile strikes on Syria after chemical attack
The U.S. military, joined by its counterparts in France and Britain, launched a sweeping missile strike against Syria on Friday night, making good on a series of threats from President Trump prompted by the Middle Eastern country’s latest chemical attack on its own people.
“The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons,” the President said in a televised national address. “We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents.”
Explosions were heard in and around Damascus moments after the strikes were announced.
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