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    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)

    US President Donald Trump’s missile launch in Syria violates the the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) passed by the US Congress in 2001, Senator Tim Kaine said on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — ​Kaine said it was time for Trump to adhere to the US Constitution and get approval from Congress for military action.

    "[The] 2001 AUMF doesn't give legal authority for the airstrikes in Syria," Kaine said in a Twitter post. "It was drafted for military actions vs. 9/11 terrorists."

    On Thursday night, the United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on the Syrian military airfield in the province of Homs in response to a chemical attack on Tuesday that killed dozens of civilians.

    Syria’s news agency SANA said the missile strikes claimed nine lives.

    US Missile Attack on Syrian Air Base (200)


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