9 Apr 2018

Trump promises decision within 48 hours on military action in Syria after ‘chemical attack’

International Editor

Donald Trump has promised he’ll make a decision on how to respond to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma within 48 hours, and probably by the end of the day. Military action remains on the table, he confirmed, as the US discussed a joint response with its British and French allies.

As the President is forced to look again at a pledge to disengage from Syria, Israel has been blamed by Russia, Lebanon and Syria for a missile attack on an airbase near Homs last night. A warning: this report contains some distressing images.