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Syria attack triggered Western action, but on the ground Assad gained

Syrian police in Douma.After Syrian forces bombed the town of Douma earlier this month in an attack the United States says involved chlorine gas, Washington and its allies launched missile strikes as punishment.

Britain joins Syria strikes to deter chemical attacks

Tornados.Britain struck Syria with air-launched cruise missiles on Saturday in partnership with the United States and France to try to cripple its chemical weapons facilities and stop what Prime Minister Theresa May cast as a global slide towards their greater use.


Western air strikes on Syria could let terrorism expand

Air strikes on Syria.Air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain against Syrian military targets could give terrorism an opportunity to expand in the region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said on Saturday.


Afghan civilian deaths and injuries from suicide attacks double

A bomb attack in Afghanistan.The number of civilians killed and wounded by suicide bombings and “complex attacks” in Afghanistan has more than doubled so far this year, the United Nations said on Thursday.

West weighs Syria attack that could lead to confrontation with Russia

Palmyra.British ministers planned to gather on Thursday to discuss whether to join the United States and France in a possible military attack on Syria that threatens to bring Western and Russian forces into direct confrontation.


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