The decision to attack an airbase in Syria in response to chemical attacks on civilians represents a shift in U.S. policy toward the civil war. That shift – driven by horrific images of victims – should mean that the Trump administration is ready to do more to help Syrians, aid groups said.
Intervention in Syria comes with new obligations, aid groups say
New administration, same problem: U.S.-backed forces keep killing civilians
The U.S. admitted over the weekend that the military coalition it leads in Iraq was responsible for recent airstrikes in Mosul that killed more than 100 civilians.