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US Strikes Syrian Air Base

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The U.S. military fired a barrage of missiles into Syria early Friday in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad's forces that killed about 100 civilians. It is the first direct U.S. assault on Syrian government forces.

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President Donald Trump speaks after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., April 6, 2017.
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President Donald Trump speaks after the U.S. fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., April 6, 2017.

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross slices through the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2016.
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U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Ross slices through the Mediterranean Sea, Jan. 5, 2016.

The USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile Friday from the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.
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The USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile Friday from the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter launches a tomahawk land attack missile from the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.
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The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter launches a tomahawk land attack missile from the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017.

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