BREAKING: Trump orders strikes on Syria

BREAKING: Trump orders strikes on Syria
USS Ross (DDG-71) launches a Tomahawk missile at Syria's Shayrat Air Base from the Med, 7 Apr 2017. (Image: USN, PO3 Robert S. Price)

[Ed. – I just heard about 5 minutes ago that explosions have now been reported “in downtown Damascus.” That was from Jennifer Griffin on Fox.  She mentioned two ships — which would mean Tomahawk strikes — the cruiser USS Monterey and the destroyer USS Laboon. Fox says the Pentagon will have a briefing at 10 PM Eastern, in a little over half an hour from now. Developing.]

The United States has decided to strike Syria, Fox News reported on Friday, citing an administration official. …

U.S. officials have told Reuters that President Donald Trump had appeared to be weighing a forceful military response. Trump is expected to make a statement on Syria shortly, the New York Times reported.

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