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US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria: Trump

AFP  |  Washington 

announced today that a joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria, targeting the "criminal" regime of and saying an had marked a "significant escalation."

"A short time ago, I ordered the armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the 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 and the is now under way. We thank them both. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of use by that very terrible regime.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 07:00 IST