Hot – Missile Strike On Syria: What’s Next?

Florida's U.S. Senators are reacting to the U.S.-led missile strike in Syria. Campaigning in Tallahassee this weekend, Democrat Bill Nelson said he agreed with the decision to bomb Syria for using chemical weapons on its own citizens.  But he doesn't like the fact that President Trump gave advance warning of the strike.  Republican Marco Rubio tweeted that he wants to see a comprehensive strategy to keep Syria from gassing its people.

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BEIRUT, Lebanon — The day after the United States and its allies launched missile strikes against the Syrian government, very little had changed for most Syrians who have spent years suffering through their country’s civil war.

In Damascus, hundreds demonstrated in support of President Bashar al-Assad, whose grip remained unchallenged. In Raqqa, which was recently liberated from the Islamic State, teams defused mines the jihadists had strewn across the destroyed city. Thousands of people from Douma, the site of the reported chemical attack that prompted the American strikes, looked for shelter after joining the millions of other Syrians who have been displaced from their homes.

And on the front lines separating hostile parties throughout the country, fighting continued as it has for years.

Now that the dust has settled from the American strikes, with President Trump declaring “mission accomplished,” Russia logging complaints and Mr. Assad returning to work, how does Syria move forward?

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