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Trump warns Assad: 'Big price to pay' for fatal Syria attack

Smoke billows in the town of Douma, the last opposition holdout in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, on April 7, 2018, after Syrian regime troops resumed a military blitz to pressure rebels to withdraw. Backed up by Russia's firepower, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ousted his armed opponents from nearly all of Ghouta, their last stronghold on the edge of the capital. The regime has used a combination of a fierce military onslaught and two negotiated withdrawals to empty out 95 percent of the encla

 

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