Comparing Assad to Hitler, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said even the Nazi dictator “didn’t sink to using chemical weapons…on his own people” prompting accusations of Holocaust denial and demands for his firing. He made the remarks only hours before the second night of Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrating liberation from oppressors.
Trump ordered the air strikes just a day after he pointed the finger at Assad for this week’s chemical attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun. The Syrian government has denied it was behind the attack.
Trump appeared to have opted for measured and targeted air strikes instead of a full-blown assault on Assad’s forces and installations.
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The hospital attack drew immediate condemnation from the French foreign minister, who said the shelling of healthcare structures and personnel in Aleppo amounted to war crimes.
The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost “impossible”.
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday he would seek re-election in balloting scheduled for June, the government announced, confirming a decision that had been widely expected. Official state media reported that Syrians “took out to the streets” across the country to express support for the electoral […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has “lost legitimacy” as a leader interested in reform as the United States formally protested an attack on the U.S. Embassy and the American ambassador’s residence in Damascus. Clinton’s comments fell short of demanding that Assad leave power but […]