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Pentagon answered tough questions on Syrian strikes… but didn't really answer

When asked about the hard evidence of the alleged chemical attack in Syria and justification of the US strike, Pentagon officials showed the art of avoiding direct answers and shifting the blame. During a briefing in Washington, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White and Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie said that the operation, which launched more than 100 missiles ...

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Conservative pundits hammer Trump for US-led strikes in Syria

In the wake of US-led airstrikes against Syria following an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, many of US President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters have vehemently criticized the action. Conservative writers, bloggers and newscasters that have long stood by Trump are abandoning the president in the wake of his latest intervention in Syria for breaking one of his main ...

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Precise, overwhelming and effective – Pentagon gives details of Syria strike

Pentagon hailed its strike on Syria as effective saying that they took the country’s “chemical weapons” program years back, by “crippling and degrading” it. The US military claim there were no civilian casualties. Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie, the Director of Joint stuff, briefed the reporters about the details of the strike. He claimed that Syrian response did not have any ...

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‘Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria

US President Donald Trump has praised the US-led coalition missile strikes on Syria claiming the air raids were “perfectly executed.” In a tweet after the airstrikes in the early hours of Saturday morning, Trump thanked coalition partners France and the UK adding that the attacks “could not have had a better result.” A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you ...

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White House cites social media, open-source outlets in US assessment of alleged Douma attack

Shortly after Trump announced strikes against Syria on Friday evening, the White House “assessed with confidence” that Damascus was behind the alleged gas attack in Douma – citing social media and “reliable intelligence.” Read more “A large body of information indicates that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in the Duma area of East Ghutah, near Damascus, on April 7, ...

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'Trump denied the American people oversight in endless war': Lawmakers react to Syria strikes

Not all US lawmakers have welcomed the “illegal” strike on Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that was allegedly in retaliation for a staged chemical attack in the suburb of Damascus last week. Without having the mandate from the United Nations, Washington and two of its European allies have launched strikes against Syrian targets, seeking to retaliate against President Bashar ...

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Pentagon says Syria strikes are 'one time shot' to send strong message to Assad

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday’s strikes on multiple targets were “harder” than those in 2017, but insisted no additional launches were planned. “Right now this is a one time shot and I believe it sent a very strong message,” Mattis said during a press briefing in the Pentagon, adding that there may be further attacks against the government ...

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US, UK & France starting 'precision strikes' in Syria – Trump

US President Donald Trump has approved military strikes in Syria in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack by the Assad government in Douma, near Damascus, last week. “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” Trump said in a televised ...

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State Dept claims US has proof Damascus was behind Douma 'attack,' but it's classified

The US State Department has claimed to have proof that the Syrian government was the perpetrator of an alleged chemical attack in Douma. It refused to make the evidence public, as the intelligence is “classified.” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Friday that the US has “a very high level of confidence” that it was the Syrian government that ...

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Sex, lies & abortion: RNC deputy finance chair quits amid reports of $1.6mn payoff to Playboy model

The week has gone from bad to worse for US President Donald Trump’s embattled lawyer Michael Cohen after damning reports of yet another high-profile ‘hush money’ sex scandal within the RNC emerged Friday. Cohen reportedly negotiated a $ 1.6 million confidentiality deal in 2017 between the former RNC deputy finance chair and LA-based venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, 60, and a ...

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