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The U.S’s bombing of Syria

Brianna Thompson, Staff Writer

On Friday night, the United States, Britain, and France bombed Syria.

Together, all three countries hit three of the following targets: a research center, a storage facility, and an equipment facility and command post all believed to be related to Syria’s chemical weapon’s program. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the strikes an “act of aggression” and that it could have “a destructive effect on the entire system of international relations.” Both Russia and Syria have claimed that most of the missiles launched at Syria were shot down. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the strikes a “crime.”

No American Troops were killed, according to the Pentagon; however, there is no word of any Syrian casualties.

The U.S. strikes may never stop Assad from using chemical weapons, or stop the seven-year-long civil war. It’s possible that Assad’s allies Syria and Russia may retaliate against America’s troops stationed in Syria. But overall, it’s unclear if America will bomb Syria again.

Sources: https://www.vox.com/2018/4/14/17237854/syria-bombing-trump-russia-chemical-weapons

 

 

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