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Russia has threatened to shoot down any coalition jets flying west of the Euphrates after the US shot down a Syrian warplane. Meanwhile Iran has launched a ballistic missile attack in support of Syria.
From Russia to Israel, the US missile strikes on a Syrian airbase have divided the international community. But the fallout is likely to spill over Syria's borders as alliances supporting and opposing Assad consolidate.
The French president has arrived in Iraq to visit with troops taking part in a US-led coalition against the militant "Islamic State" group. A suicide bomber struck a Baghdad suburb as Hollande met with Iraqi leaders.
In a risky show of force President Trump ordered a missile strike against a Syrian air base. The move not only stands in sharp contrast to his previous stance but also inserts the US into a conflict with no end in sight.
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