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US, France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of strikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime today in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that President Donald Trump-branded the "crimes of a monster." As Trump embarked on a White House address to announce the action - taken in defiance of Russian warnings - explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, signalling a new chapter in a brutal seven-year-old civil war.An AFP correspondent in the city heard consecutive blasts at 4:00 am (local time), followed by the sound of aeroplanes overhead. Smoke could be seen rising from the northern and eastern edges of the capital. Watch News Nation's special show to know more details regarding the same.

Updated : 14 April 2018, 04:35 PM