Syria war: US strikes a resolute signal from Trump

Both the scope and the method of the US attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase suggest that this was a punitive and limited strike intended to deter the Syrian government from using chemical weapons in the future.

The Pentagon says that the airbase that was hit – a little south-east of the city of Homs – was the location from where the aircraft that carried out this week’s alleged chemical attack took off.

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