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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‘Russia, get ready’: Trump says ‘nice and new’ missiles will strike Syria

In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.(AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan/Alternative Crop)

In this file photo taken on March 13, 2018, US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking to military personnel at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California.(AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan/Alternative Crop)

US president warns Moscow over support for ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad; Russia threatens to shoot down any incoming missiles

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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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Liberman: We cannot allow an Iranian ‘chokehold’ in Syria

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrives the weekly government conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2018. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool)

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman arrives the weekly government conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2018. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool)

Defense minister remains coy on airstrike attributed to Israel’s military, but reiterates the country’s ‘red line’ against Iranian entrenchment in the region

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Israeli jets strike Gaza after Palestinians plant bombs on fence

Israeli forces are deployed near Kibbutz Nir Oz at the Gaza-Israel border amid smoke from tires burned by Palestinians near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Menahem KAHANA)

IDF targets Hamas military base after explosive devices found, says it ‘will not allow the border area to become a combat zone’

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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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