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Donald Trump warns Russia of missile strikes in Syria

Comments raise fears of direct conflict between super powers

Susan Heavey Makini Brice & Tom Perry | Reuters  |  Washington/Beirut 

US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Trump was reacting to a warning from Russia on Tuesday that any US missiles fired at Syria over the deadly assault on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted. His comments raised fears of direct conflict over Syria for the first time between the two world powers backing opposing sides in the country’s ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:55 IST
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