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U.S. warship departs Virginia

12 April 2018

The USS Arleigh Burke departed Norfolk, Virginia yesterday amid heightened tensions surrounding the conflict in Syria. Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack.

He also declared that missiles "will be coming" and lambasting Moscow for standing by the Syrian President. Trump was reacting to a warning from Russia that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over the deadly assault on a rebel enclave near Damascus would be shot down.