President Trump announces military strikes on Syria
SALT LAKE CITY – President Donald Trump announced “precision strike” against Syria following last week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria.
He also said France and the United Kingdom will be carrying out the attack along with the U.S.
BREAKING: Pres. Trump orders strikes on Syrian targets following last week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. pic.twitter.com/NfFt7WUmwj
— ABC News (@ABC) April 14, 2018
“The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons,” Trump said.
He also described Assad’s government as a “very terrible regime”. Trump also made comparisons to World War I with Syria and chemical weapons saying a lot of anguish and evil was unleashed.
The Associated Press reported loud explosions lit up the sky over Syrian capital along with heavy smoke after the announcement. We will update the story as more information becomes available.
BREAKING: Loud explosions light up skies over Syrian capital, heavy smoke as President Trump announces airstrikes.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 14, 2018
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