US News Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities

05:15  14 april  2018
05:15  14 april  2018 Source:   Reuters

Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities

  Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons capabilities U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had ordered "precision strikes" on Syrian in retaliation for the suspected poison gas attack that killed at least 60 people on April 7.Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was underway and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons.

Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria , President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria ’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people.

President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against Syria in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack that killed 86 people. The Sharyrat Airfield is the suspected target of the cruise missiles. (Photo: Pentagon).

US President Donald Trump arrives to address the nation on the situation in Syria. © Mandel Ngan/AFP Photo US President Donald Trump arrives to address the nation on the situation in Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered precision strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons capabilities after a poison gas attack that killed at least 60 people last week.

Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was underway and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons.

"A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Trump said in a televised address from the White House.

"These are not the actions of a man. They are crimes of a monster instead," Trump said referring to Assad and his role in the chemical weapons attacks.

As he spoke, explosions were heard in Damascus.

"The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons," Trump said. 

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