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Putin Condemns U.S. for Strike on Syrian Airbase

Thursday night, President Donald Trump ordered the launch of over 50 tomahawk missiles on a military airfield in Syria. Officials say the attack has killed six.

The attack was in response to a chemical weapon strike on civilians that was carried out by Bashar al-Assad's regime earlier this week. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin [and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] have slammed the U.S. for the action, with Putin claiming that it was designed to deflect attention away from the conflict in Iraq.

You can read Bashar al-Assad's statement below.

Madison Park at CNN reports that while the Obama administration said that Assad must go, Thursday's airstrikes mark the first direct military action the US has taken against his regime. 

It remains to be seen how the airstrikes affect the Trump administration's policy on Syria, as just one week ago [US Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson said the "longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people." .

Of Thursday's airstrike, Tillerson said: 

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