14 Apr '18, 4am

US, British and French forces steered clear of the Russians

US, British and French forces steered clear of the Russians

WASHINGTON — U.S. and allied forces bombarded three Syrian chemical weapons facilities late Friday night with more than 100 missiles, an assault launched in retaliation for a recent chemical weapons attack U.S. officials contend was carried out by President Bashar Assad’s regime. President Donald Trump ordered the highly anticipated strikes earlier Friday, after securing support from British and French allies to punish Assad’s repeated use of banned chemical weapons against civilians. It was the second time that Trump has ordered limit strikes against the Syrian regime for their use of banned chemical agents. “This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime,” Trump said. “The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the act...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/u-s-and-allied-f...

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