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Satellite photos show what Syrian sites looked like before and after the US-led strikes

The United States led "precision strikes" on Syria on Friday, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Here's what the damage looked like.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in December 2017.

The UN Security Council rejects Russia’s resolution to condemn the US-led strikes on Syria

The US-led strikes on Syria have dealt a blow to already fragile relations between Washington and Moscow.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with AFP news agency in Damascus

Pentagon: US-led Syria strikes struck at ‘heart’ of chemical weapons program, but ‘residual’ capacity remains

The US was also worried the strikes would prompt a confrontation with Syria's biggest ally: Russia.

‘Mission Accomplished!’: Trump praises the US, UK, and France for Syrian military strikes

"A perfectly executed strike last night," President Trump tweeted on Saturday morning.
A resident rides his bicycle near what activists said was an exploded cluster bomb shell in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus November 5, 2015.

Trump is warning Russia to get ready for a US missile strike on Syria — here’s what’s happened over 7 years of conflict

Seven years into a devastating civil war, Syria continues to experience daily bombings that began after citizens spoke up against their government in 2011.
A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018.

Deadly gas attack reported on civilians in a Syrian rebel enclave

A Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of launching a deadly chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and John Bolton at the Pentagon in Washington, March 29, 2018.

‘All sticks, no carrots’: John Bolton arrives at the White House with a crisis brewing in Syria and no hint of what Trump will do

New national security adviser John Bolton comes into office with a reputation for hawkishness, but it's not clear whether that will work with Trump.
A damaged picture of Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad is seen on a wall in Idlib city, after rebel fighters took control of the area on March 28, 2015. The text on the poster reads in Arabic "With Bashar."

US just detailed its plan to kick Assad out of Syria by treating the country like North Korea

With US forces holding the purse strings and oil fields in Syria, the US intends to make Syria an international pariah state much like North Korea.

‘Putin will eat President Trump’s lunch’: Experts weigh in on how Trump should approach Putin

President Donald Trump has to emphasize that Russia's election meddling was an act of war and be careful not to concede anything to Vladimir Putin, experts say.