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Dozens of U.S. Missiles Hit Air Base in Syria

Dozens of U.S. Missiles Hit Air Base in Syria

Hassan Youssef, 40, a victim of Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack in northern Syria, was in a hospital Thursday in the city of Idlib. The United States launched a missile attack Thursday night in

‘I Buried My Own Children’: A Syrian Father’s Grief

One Syrian man said he lost at least 25 members of his extended family in the chemical attack on Tuesday, including his wife and twins.
Key Points on Sarin: The ‘Most Volatile’ of Nerve Agents

Key Points on Sarin: The ‘Most Volatile’ of Nerve Agents

The United Nations destroyed stockpiles of sarin in Iraq in the 1990s. Sarin, a nerve agent, was used in an attack in Syria this week, Turkish officials said.
The Grim Logic Behind Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack

The Grim Logic Behind Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack

It was the first time the White House had ordered military action against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Trump’s Next Steps in Syria

After the chemical attack in Syria, President Trump said Bashar al-Assad’s actions cross “many, many lines.” Peter Baker, the Times's chief White House correspondent, talks about what will happen

Trump’s Syria Missile Strike: Here’s What Happened

President Trump retaliated against the Assad government for a chemical attack in Syria that killed more than 80 civilians.
Trump’s Far-Right Supporters Turn on Him Over Syria Strike

Trump’s Far-Right Supporters Turn on Him Over Syria Strike

President Trump after making a statement about the strike in Syria on Thursday.
News Analysis: Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy

News Analysis: Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy

President Trump speaking after the United States carried out a missile attack in Syria on Thursday.
Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk

Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk

The Russian Navy frigate Admiral Grigorovich in the Bosporus in Istanbul on Friday, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk

Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk

The Russian Navy frigate Admiral Grigorovich in the Bosporus in Istanbul on Friday, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
63 Hours: From Chemical Attack to Trump’s Strike in Syria

63 Hours: From Chemical Attack to Trump’s Strike in Syria

The body of a child after a reported gas attack on Tuesday in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province.
‘Mr. President, Syria Needs Our Help’: Times Readers React to Missile Strike

‘Mr. President, Syria Needs Our Help’: Times Readers React to Missile Strike

The Porter, a destroyer, launching a missile from the Mediterranean Sea. A New York Times reader, Campbell Dobbs in Huntsville, Ala., said, “Although I thought I’d never write this, Donald Trump did

Satisfaction and Fear of Reprisals in Syria After Missile Strike

Syrians attacked by the government of Bashar al-Assad welcomed the American assault, praising President Trump and the destruction of Al Shayrat, an “airport of death.”
Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated

Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated

Victims of a chemical attack rode a bus back to Syria on Friday after being treated at a hospital in Reyhanli, a town on the border with Turkey.
Trump’s View of Syria: How It Evolved, in 19 Tweets

Trump’s View of Syria: How It Evolved, in 19 Tweets

President Trump at the White House on Thursday, hours before a missile strike in Syria.
Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated

Weren’t Syria’s Chemical Weapons Destroyed? It’s Complicated

Victims of a chemical attack rode a bus back to Syria on Friday after being treated at a hospital in Reyhanli, a town on the border with Turkey.
After Chemical Attack, Asking if U.S. Remarks Emboldened Assad

After Chemical Attack, Asking if U.S. Remarks Emboldened Assad

Recent comments by American officials may have emboldened President Bashar al-Assad of Syria into believing that there would be no retaliation for this week’s chemical weapons attack.
With Strike Aimed at Halting More Gas Attacks, U.S. Tries to Send Syrians Message

With Strike Aimed at Halting More Gas Attacks, U.S. Tries to Send Syrians Message

A satellite image of the damage assessment of Al Shayrat airfield in Syria after an American missile attack.
With Strike Aimed at Halting More Gas Attacks, U.S. Tries to Send Syrians Message

With Strike Aimed at Halting More Gas Attacks, U.S. Tries to Send Syrians Message

A satellite image of the damage assessment of Al Shayrat airfield in Syria after an American missile attack.
The Emerging Trump Doctrine: Don’t Follow Doctrine

The Emerging Trump Doctrine: Don’t Follow Doctrine

An injured child being treated after the strike.