Donald Trump has approved US military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the UK and France.
The strikes are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.
US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria.
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Russia has warned the US that launching air strikes in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria could spark a war between the two countries.
France's President Emmanuel Macron has "proof" the Syrian government used chemical weapons on Douma last weekend and will decide in due course about air strikes, he says.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to ask her cabinet tonight to approve Britain's involvement in military action against Syrian chemical weapons infrastructure.
US President Donald Trump has tweeted Russia should "get ready" for missiles to be fired into Syria, after Russia warned it would shoot any missiles down and attack launch sites.
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