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Syria's war: Who is fighting and why
President Donald Trump late Friday announced the launch of a joint US-British-French operation targeting Syria's "criminal" regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack that he called a "significant escalation" in the crisis. Here are key excerpts from Trump's televised address to the nation, which lasted just under eight minutes:. We thank them both.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The government's motion calling for a "strong humanitarian response" with possible military action in Syria, following an alleged chemical attack near Damascus last week, has been defeated in the House of Commons. Here are the reactions of Ed Miliband and David Cameron to the vote, followed by some of the key contributions from the House of Commons and the House of Lords earlier. Ed Miliband said: "Can the prime minister confirm to the House that he will not use the Royal Prerogative to order the UK to be part of military action, given the will of the House that has been expressed tonight, before there has been another vote in this House of Commons? David Cameron replied: "I can give that assurance. Let me say the House has not voted for either motion tonight.
'Crimes of a monster'
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March Assad, in a rare address to parliament, blames "enemies" and conspirators for the deadly unrest rocking Syria. June He says talks could lead to a new constitution and even end the Baath party's monopoly on power, but refuses to reform Syria in an atmosphere of "chaos". October He warns that Western intervention in Syria would cause an "earthquake" across the Middle East and tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper: Syria "is the fault line, and if you play with the ground you will cause an earthquake -- do you want to see another Afghanistan, or dozens of Afghanistans? Syria: Bashar al-Assad vows to stamp out 'terror' with iron fist. Syrian army kills 62 rebels in dawn ambush. January In a televised speech lasting two hours, Assad pledges to tackle terrorism with "an iron fist. July 8: He accuses the United States of assisting "gangs" to destabilise his country, in an interview with German television channel ARD.