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Leid Stories—Trump and Assad, Both On the Brink—04.06.17

President Donald Trump vowed yesterday to take some kind of “responsibility” for helping to bring the murderous chaos in war-torn Syria to an end. What that “responsibility” would be, Trump wouldn’t say, but he made it clear the task was President Barack Obama’s and Obama did nothing.

A chemical weapons attack Tuesday in northern Syria has claimed the lives of at least 86 people, most of them women and children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Syria is mired in a six-year multiparty civil war, including invading ISIS forces,  whose principal target has been the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, and his regime. The world community of nations is seeking consensus on how to end the carnage in Syria, and is looking to the United States, which so far has not committed itself to direct military action.

Now Trump and Assad are both on the brink.

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