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President Trump Announces Allied Strike on Syria

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Trump US launched strikes on Syria

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way".

President Emmanuel Macron said France had joined the United States and Britain to target the capacities of the Syrian regime to produce and use chemical weapons.

Our top story this afternoon The United States, Britain and France have launched precision airstrikes on Syria in response to the Assad regime's recent chemical attack on civilians.

"President Trump, along with our allies, organized the right response to Bashar al-Assad's horrific chemical attack".

The Syrian government, which denies the chemical attack, said the strikes were brutal, barbaric aggression by western powers and vowed to continue to restore security and stability in all corners of the country.

According to a Bloomberg report, ministers from Japan and Australia welcomed President Donald Trump directing officials to explore the possibility of returning to the CPTPP, a pact he withdrew from shortly after coming to office.

The Trump administration "could walk right back in with the exact same deal from past year that they walked out of, and claim victory", said Smith, who noted that the government of Abe "has been continuously and quietly encouraging the USA administration to take another look" at the pact.

The administration said previously any response Assad's alleged chemical weapons use would be done in consultation with allies.

We can not tolerate the normalisation of the use of chemical weapons, he said in a statement.

Dunford said there were no early reports of US losses, although there were some surface-to-air missiles shot by Syrian defense forces once the missile attack started. "To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask, what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

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It said three civilians were wounded in the Homs attacks.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, commenting after Trump's tweet, said it would be "great" to have the USA back in the pact though doubted it would happen.

France's defence minister said its joint military operation with the USA and Britain against Syria targeted three sites and that Russian Federation was informed before the strikes.

This image provided by the Department of Defense was presented as part of a briefing slide at the Pentagon briefing on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and shows a photo of a preliminary damage assessment from the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Bunker in Syria that was struck by missiles from the USA -led coalition in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 7.

"Every American, and particularly our men and women in uniform and their families, deserve far better than action without debate, accountability, and a Constitutionally-required authorization for the use of military force", he said in a statement.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said Friday afternoon that Trump "is going to hold the Syrian government accountable". A sarin gas attack a year ago killed more than 80 people in the town of Khan Shaykhun, and two days later Trump authorized launch of dozens of cruise missiles on a Syrian air base.

On Tuesday, Trump spoke to both French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The risk of an escalating trade war with China has panicked American farmers and ranchers, who send many of their products overseas. The president said he will review proposals created to shield farmers from the impact of tariffs that will surely devastate American agriculture.

The Trump administration says it has ordered the Agriculture Department to create a program to help farmers hurt by trade. "We look forward to the day we can bring our warriors home, and great warriors they are".

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