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    US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump said strikes on Syria are under way.Image copyright AFP

    President Donald Trump says he has approved US military strikes against Syria, in collaboration with the UK and France.

    The strikes are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.

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

    Explosions were reported near the Syrian capital Damascus.

    The strikes were ordered “on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities” of the Syrian government, Mr Trump said.

    The US president said the purpose was “to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons”.

    “These are not the actions of a man, they are the crimes of a monster instead,” he said of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Syria has denied carrying out the attack.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43762251

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