In a nationally televised address, President Trump announced air strikes against Syrian assets in retaliation for the use of banned chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The American strikes are coordinated with the United Kingdom and France.
US, UK and France strike Syrian chemical weapons sites in biggest military action against President Assad so far https://t.co/46BkjZ2W6C
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 14, 2018
More details will be given at a Pentagon briefing later tonight.
Reuters reports that the strikes are reaching beyond isolated military installations:
BREAKING: Barzeh district in Damascus hit in U.S. attacks, scientific research facility located in area – Reuters witness pic.twitter.com/Nl7Vkh3aH5
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 14, 2018
— Paul Antonopoulos (@oulosP) April 14, 2018
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