U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack

U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack



The United States, together with France and the U.K., carried out precision air strikes against targets in Syria following a suspected nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Douma last Saturday.

Explosions were heard in Damascus, Aleppo and Homs early Saturday. The Russian Defense Ministry says more than 100 missiles were fired at Syrian targets. “A considerable part” of the missiles were shot down by the Syrian air defense system, the Russian ministry added.

The Petagon announced the following three targets had been struck: A scientific research facility in Damascus allegedly connected to the production of chemical and biological weapons, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, and a command post storing chemical weapons equipment also near Homs.

Syrian state TV reported three civilians were injured. A Syrian military source says at least six Syrian soldiers were injured in the attacks near Homs.

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