Donald Trump: US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

Apr 14, 2018, 08:38 IST | AFP

Donald Trump announced that a joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria. The operation is said to target the "criminal" regime of Bashar al-Assad

Donald Trump. Pic/AP
Donald Trump. Pic/AP

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that a joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria, targeting the "criminal" regime of Bashar al-Assad and saying an alleged chemical attack had marked a "significant escalation."

"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 primetime televised address to the nation.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way. We thank them both. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very terrible regime."

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