US, France and UK launch strikes on Syrian 'chemical plant' sites

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France has joined the US and Britain in attacks overnight Friday against sites in Syria identified as production plants for chemical weapons, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma last week.

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President Emmanuel Macron confirmed early Saturday that France has joined with the US and UK in military strikes launched overnight Friday on sites described as chemical weapons plants in Syria managed by the Damascus regime of President Bashir al-Assad, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma on April 7th.