Allies hit three facilities to degrade Syria's chemical weapons program

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(Worthy News) - The Defense Department said Friday night that U.S., British and French forces struck three Syrian facilities that officials believe play a key role in Syria's ability to research, produce and store chemical weapons.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called it a "heavy strike" that was broader than the attack President Trump ordered one year ago that targeted an airfield. Friday night's strike aimed at the "long-term degradation" of Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

The allied strike, with included manned U.S. aircraft, last about an hour and prompted the Syrian regime to retaliate by shooting surface-to-air missiles, said Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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