Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Trump Says ‘Price to Pay’ in Syria After Vowing to Pull Out

  • Gassing near Damascus kills dozen, including kids: activists
  • McCain says Trump’s withdrawal signal ‘emboldened’ Syria
Video player cover image

Russia Says Israel Carried Out Missile Attack on Syrian Base

Updated on

President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” in response to reports of a chemical attack outside Syria’s capital, days after he said he wanted to quickly end the U.S. military presence in the war-torn Middle East country.

Rescue workers and activists said dozens died in a chemical assault amid renewed fire by Bashar al-Assad’s government on a rebel stronghold near Damascus. The use of chemical weapons in April 2017 provoked a U.S. missile strike, the first direct American hit on Assad’s regime since the conflict in Syria began in March 2011.