US, Britain and France launch joint strikes on Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal

US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC (AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN)

US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC (AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN)

Huge blasts rock Damascus as research, storage facilities hit; Trump announces action as response to ‘crimes of monster’ Assad, warns Iran and Russia over ties to regime

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Syrian troops on alert amid fear of US strike after gas attack

This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, on April 7, 2018. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in the town of Douma, in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, Syria, on April 7, 2018. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Activists say Iranian and Hezbollah fighters leaving their posts in eastern Syria after Trump’s vow to ‘forcefully’ respond to assault

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US said to confirm Israel hit Syria base, as Russia complains it was not warned

An Israeli F-15 (Ofer Zidon/Flash90)

Moscow expresses ’cause for concern’ since Russian military advisers could have been present; US officials say Jerusalem updated Washington ahead of time

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