International

US, UK, France Launch Strikes Against Syria

US, UK, France Launch Strikes Against Syria

The United States of America, the United Kingdom, and France have launched military strikes against Syria as night fell over the country on Friday 13 April.

Shortly after large explosions were heard near the Syrian capital of Damascus, US President Donald Trump held a press conference where he confirmed the strikes.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad,” announced Trump in a press conference.

“A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway,” said President Trump.

The strikes come after the Syrian government was condemned by Western nations for its suspected use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians in the Syrian city of Douma.

The Syrian government, along with the Russian government which is providing military support, denied the allegations and warned the US and its allies of commencing strikes against the Syrian government.

This story is developing.

Egypt Extends State of Emergency For 3 More Months
Egypt's Former Top Auditor Hisham Geneina Referred to Military Trial

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Australia Slammed for Considering Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Egyptian StreetsOctober 16, 2018

Egyptian Smartphone-Manufacturer SICO Targets the African Market

Egyptian StreetsOctober 11, 2018

Lubna Al Olayan Becomes the First Saudi Woman to Run a Bank

Nour EltiganiOctober 9, 2018

Of How I Created My Own Kingdom in Kyrgyzstan

Luis Carlos BarraganOctober 5, 2018

First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics After 55 Years

Mirna AbdulaalOctober 2, 2018

Cyprus Releases Detained Egyptian Fishermen Following Territory Breach

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 29, 2018

Sisi at UN: Let Us Recall Values of Nelson Mandela, World Needs to Address Conflict Root Causes

Sara AhmedSeptember 25, 2018

Saudi Women Take Off their Veils in Solidarity with Feminist Tarif Alassiri

Nour EltiganiSeptember 24, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.