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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reiterated to AFP in an interview broadcast on Thursday April 13 that Syrian rebels and not the government were to blame for the casualties caused in the chemical incident of April 4 Screenshot via AFP
In pictures: US missile strike against Syria
US President Donald Trump retaliated last Friday with a "warning shot" barrage of 59 Tomahawk missiles which struck the regime-operated Shayrat airbase near Homs - the first direct action against Mr Assad's forces taken by the US in more than six years of the civil war.
On Wednesday, Russia's representative to the United Nations vetoed a Security Council resolution condemning the attack and recommending an immediate international investigation.
The draft text called on the Syrian government to provide flight plans, flight logs and other operational military information from the day of the strike.
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An estimated 4,000 Somali migrants in the U.S. are expected to be deported by President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
In an interview, Somalia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ahmed Isse Awad said the number of Somalis ICE is looking to deport is at least 4,000, with the vast majority not being currently held in immigration detention centers.
“We learned through immigration sources that the total number of the Somalis that are in the books of [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to be removed are close to 4,000,” Awad told Voice of America.
Over the course of the next few months, Awad said some 300 Somalis would be deported, saying he was waiting for information as to who those deportees would be.
The numbers released by the ambassador show a steep departure from the days of lax immigration enforcement under the Bush and Obama Administrations.
Awad said that during Obama’s last two years in office, only 170 Somalis were deported for either committing crimes or having their asylum requests rejected.
The Trump Administration is expected to double that number in a few months.
In a recent east coast operation, ICE arrested 82 criminal illegal immigrants, including two criminal aliens who were suspected of being MS-13 gang members, with ties to the El Salvadorian organization, Breitbart Texas reported.
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Donald Trump has said North Korea is "looking for trouble" — and suggested the US would offer China a better trade deal if it helped solve the ongoing crisis with Pyongyang.
"I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the US will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!" Mr Trump tweeted.
In another tweet, he said: "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them!"
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