U.S., U.K. and France Strike Syria

Headline Roundup April 14th, 2018

The U.S., U.K. and French militaries launched airstrikes on Syria after President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians.

U.S., U.K. and France Strike Syria

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U.S., U.K. and French forces launched airstrikes targeting sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.

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President Trump on Saturday touted the “perfectly executed strike” against the Assad regime in Syria, thanking France and Britain for joining the US-led assault before declaring “Mission Accomplished!”

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President Trump ordered the military on Thursday to carry out a missile attack on Syrian forces for using chemical weapons against civilians. The unilateral attack lacked authorization from Congress or from the United Nations Security Council, raising the question of whether he had legal authority to commit the act of war.

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