On April 7, 2018, Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad conducted what is believed to be the 17th chemical weapons attack against an allegedly civilian "rebel" target in the town of Douma, killing 70 and injuring hundreds more. In response, air forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France conducted strikes against known Syrian chemical facilities, damaging but not destroying them.
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