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Congress demands Trump action on Syria after Idlib gas attack

The president is under fire for backing off Obama's regime change policy.
A crater is seen at the site of an airstrike, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX33ZDA

Congressional pressure on President Donald Trump to act forcefully against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria escalated dramatically April 5 following reports that a chemical weapons attack had killed at least 60 people in Idlib province.

Democrats wasted no time faulting the president for his apparent disinterest in playing an active role in ending the six-year conflict while downplaying the Barack Obama administration's own failures. Several cast the White House as beholden to Moscow amid investigations into Russia's ties to Trump's presidential campaign.

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