U.S. Launches Dozens of Missiles at Air Base in Syria

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US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Thursday launched airstrikes in Syria in response to apparent chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the Syrian government that killed more than 80 civilians, including many children. Forum discusses the missile strikes, which were carried out against the Syrian base believed to be where the planes that conducted the chemical attacks originated.


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