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The Latest: Trump informs Congress of reasons for strike


April 15, 2018

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):

1:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump has informed Congress in writing of his decision to order a U.S. missile strike against Syria.

Under the War Powers Resolution, the president must keep Congress informed of such actions.

Trump's letter to congressional leaders cites the rationale he gave publicly Friday night when he announced that the U.S. and allies Britain and France were firing missiles into Syria in response to an alleged poison gas attack on Syrian rebels near Damascus the previous week. He writes that the targets were...

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