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Donald Trump Orders Precision Airstrikes On Syria

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United States president Donald Trump has ordered his armed forces to "launch precision strikes" on targets associated with Syria's chemical weapons program.

The US armed forces will combine with France and the United Kingdom in a "combined operation", Trump said on Saturday morning Australian time.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States’ armed forces to launch precision strikes and targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," Mr Trump said.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway – we thank them both. 

“One year ago, al-Assad launched a savage chemical weapons attack against his own innocent people."

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