United States launches missiles at Syria

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On April 14th, France and the United States fired missiles into Syria to destroy alleged chemical weapons.

The missiles are being used because of the Syrian Civil War.  This war has been going on since 2011, and the US got involved in 2014. Syria civilians are demanding that their current leader step out of power.

This seven-year conflict has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the rise of ISIS, and the deployment of nerve agent against citizens.

President Trump just announced that he would pull troops out of Syria, as ISIS is almost defeated on the battlefield.

I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home. I want to start rebuilding our nation.”

— President Trump

Trump also announced that he would like to drop missiles on the chemical weapons site, which was met with mixed reactions.

The proposed missile attacks come after the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people, something Russia is vehemently denying.

American sources are saying that the Russian and Syrian government sanitized the area, getting rid of all the evidence of a chemical attack.

The United States already has a complicated relationship with Russia and the United States’ use of missiles have complicated even further.

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton warned Russian officials that the two countries must establish better relations. He said “…this will require addressing our concerns regarding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the reckless use of a chemical weapon in the United Kingdom, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria,” both of which Russia continues to deny. 

“… the reckless use of a chemical weapon in the United Kingdom.” ”

— John Bolton

It is not known yet if President Trump and allies will launch more missiles.

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