The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage.
The U.S., the U.K. and France launched the attack even though they had no solid evidence that the Assad regime had used chemical warfare. The allies' action was little more than a propaganda exercise.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley indicates that the sanctions will be aimed at sending a message to Russia for enabling the government of Bashar Assad.
But Syrian allies Russia and Iran call the use of force by Western allies a "military crime" and "act of aggression" with the potential to worsen a humanitarian crisis.
President Trump announces that U.S. forces, in a combined operation with France and the U.K., have conducted precision strikes on targets associated with Assad's chemical weapons program.
“Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel,” Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said, vowing that his country would do “whatever is necessary" in defense.
Islamic State is turning to car bombings because it is in danger of being demoted from caliphate to just a run-of-the-mill terrorist organization.
The governor of Homs Province, Talal al-Barazi, said Wednesday that 80 percent of the rebel fighters in that city have now been evacuated.
In a sad farewell note to the country he spent a long time covering, reporter Patrick Cockburn describes how ordinary Syrians struggle to survive amid a seemingly interminable civil war stoked by foreign governments pursuing their own interests.
"In any normal society," writes a skeptical Robert Fisk of the media and government blowup over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, "the red lights would now be flashing."