The US in Syria: from red line to green light

Here’s a timeline of US responses on Syria since 2011, from sanctions on Syria’s regime leader Bashar al Assad to the latest US missile strike on a regime base.

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

In this image from video provided by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a Tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea on April 7.

Friday's US cruise missile attack on a regime air base marked a new phase in the Syrian conflict. It was the first time in the war that the US has directly engaged with the Assad regime.

Here's a timeline of previous US action in Syria: 

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