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US & Allied Forces Carry Out Syria Strikes

Posted April 16th, 2018 at 04:56 AM by redskevin

The United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom has carried out strikes on Syria’s chemical weapon facilities on Saturday, following a chemical attack blamed on Syrian government forces. Besides the United States Air Force and Navy, the air forces of France and United Kingdom took part, with support from the French Navy.

The Syrians claim to have shot down most of the missiles, but the strikes did cause damage. Initial reports say that three civilians and six soldiers were wounded. Russia, an ally of the Syrian government, has condemned the strikes, while the United States have warned Syria that further strikes were coming, depending on the future use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

The suspected chemical attack in Douma, one of the last rebel-held towns, killed 70-150 civilians. The opposition accused the Syrian government of using chlorine gas, and the Syrian government has denied all allegations.

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