Weapons of mass destruction

In this image released by the Department of Defense, a U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker on April 13, 2018, en route to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria. President Donald Trump declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. (Department of Defense via AP)
April 15, 2018 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the phrase "Mission Accomplished" to describe a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, saying "it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back." In an early-morning tweet, Trump said the...
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Protestors from the Greek communist party KKE, march during a protest against the airstrikes in Syria, at the Akrotiri Royal air forces near south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Hundreds protesters from communist organizations in Cyprus have gathered in front of the entrance gate of a British air base to denounce US-led airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 15, 2018 - 8:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is defending his use of the phrase "mission accomplished" to refer to the U.S.-led strikes in Syria. Trump tweets on Sunday that the mission was "so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that...
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Protestors from the Greek communist party KKE, march during a protest against the airstrikes in Syria, at the Akrotiri Royal air forces near south coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus, Sunday, April 15, 2018. Hundreds protesters from communist organizations in Cyprus have gathered in front of the entrance gate of a British air base to denounce US-led airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 15, 2018 - 7:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2:45 p.m. About 350 protesters from communist organizations in Cyprus have gathered in front of the entrance gate of a British air base to denounce U.S.-led airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria. Protest leader...
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Syrian-Americans express their anger at the missile strikes on their homeland during an anti-war rally opposing the military strikes by Western countries in Syria, in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2018. On Saturday, those commemorating Syria's independence from France in 1946, called the missile strikes by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 15, 2018 - 7:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he hopes there is no need for additional strikes against Syria, but that Britain and its allies will consider further action if Syrian President Bashar Assad uses chemical...
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Syrian-Americans express their anger at the missile strikes on their homeland during an anti-war rally opposing the military strikes by Western countries in Syria, in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2018. On Saturday, those commemorating Syria's independence from France in 1946, called the missile strikes by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 15, 2018 - 7:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Syrian state TV says another 5,000 security forces are deploying in a town near the capital that was brought under full government control a week after an alleged chemical attack. Douma was the last rebel holdout in the...
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Syrian-Americans express their anger at the missile strikes on their homeland during an anti-war rally opposing the military strikes by Western countries in Syria, in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2018. On Saturday, those commemorating Syria's independence from France in 1946, called the missile strikes by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 15, 2018 - 6:37 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Pope Francis says he is "deeply disturbed" by the international community's failure to come up with a common response to the crises in Syria and other parts of the world. The pontiff said after his traditional Sunday...
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Syrian-Americans express their anger at the missile strikes on their homeland during an anti-war rally opposing the military strikes by Western countries in Syria, in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, April 14, 2018. On Saturday, those commemorating Syria's independence from France in 1946, called the missile strikes by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 15, 2018 - 6:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A group of Russian politicians has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose mood they describe as good a day after Western airstrikes. In Assad's view, the airstrikes that were launched in response to an alleged...
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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Facility in Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018, following a U.S.-led allied missile attack. U.S., French and British warplanes and ships launched more than 100 missiles nearly unopposed by Syrian air defenses early Saturday. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe via AP) THE DIGITALGLOBE WATERMARK MAY NOT BE REMOVED
April 15, 2018 - 4:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — France is urging Russia to join a push for a political solution in Syria after joint U.S., French and British attacks on Syrian chemical weapons sites. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview published Sunday in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper that "we should...
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United Nations vehicles carry the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the U.S., France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. A team of the international chemical weapons watchdog arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus to carry out an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma where opposition activist said more than forty people were killed. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue)
April 14, 2018 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, Britain and France opted to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors because they were convinced that the Assad government had used chlorine and sarin nerve gas against a rebel-held Damascus suburb,...
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Damascus skies erupt with surface to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 14, 2018 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with the leaders of France and the United Kingdom individually to discuss their joint military operation in Syria. The White House says Trump spoke with British Prime...
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