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Russia Responds to US Attack on Syria

Putin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov


The Russian government has suspended a key pact with the U.S. on airstrikes targeting Islamic State targets inside Syria, according to the Associated Press, in retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

The U.S. missile strikes, launched late Thursday night from two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea, were a response to a chemical weapon attack launched by the Syrian military against its own people earlier this week. The 59 Tomahawk missiles targeted a Syrian military airfield from which the chemical attack was believed to have originated.

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