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Trump, allies order missile strike on Syria for chemical weapon use

Updated April 13, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. CDT By Robert Burns, Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump announced the airstrikes from the White House. Syrian televisi ... More

DoD IDs soldier killed in Syria explosion

Lauren King and Chad Garland Stars and Stripes A 36-year-old soldier has been identified as the American servicemember killed in an improvised explosive device blast in Manbij, Syria. Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar of Austin, Texas, died Friday after the IED detonated near his patrol, according to a news release from the Defense Department. U.K. Sgt. Matt Tonroe was identified as the other servicemember killed in the blast. His is the U.K.’s first combat death in the anti-ISIS fight. The 33-year-ol ... More