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2018 bombing of Damascus and Homs

military action against Syrian government by US, UK, France in 2018
President Donald Trump delivers his announcement at 21:00 EST.

On 14 April 2018, beginning at 04:00 Syrian time (UTC+3),[1] the United States, France, and the United Kingdom carried out a series of military strikes, with manned aircraft and ship-based missiles, against multiple government sites in Syria against the Bashar al-Assad regime.[2]

The three acting powers did so in response to the use of chemical weapons against people in Douma in eastern Ghouta on 7 April, which they think was done so by the Syrian government.[3][4] Syria denied involvement in the Douma attacks[4] and called the airstrikes a violation of international law.[3]

President Donald Trump of the United States, Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom and President Emmanuel Macron of France ordered the strikes.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Borger, Julian (14 April 2018). "Syria: US, UK and France launch air strikes in response to chemical attack". the Guardian. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. CNN, Kevin Liptak, Jeff Zeleny and Zachary Cohen,. "Trump: US launches strikes on Syria". CNN. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Editorial, Reuters. "Trump says ordered precision strikes against Syria chemical weapons..." U.S. Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gearan, Anne; Ryan, Missy (13 April 2018). "U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria". Archived from the original on 14 April 2018 – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  5. "U.S. has taken decision to strike Syria: Fox News". Archived from the original on 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.