(CNN)After nearly a week of tension that sometimes verged on the surreal, the US and its allies finally carried out strikes against regime targets in Syria on Friday night. The strikes, more limited than once seemed likely, were designed to deter the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons once and for all.
The deterrent effect
A nadir for Washington and Moscow
What may happen next
A country in ruins
Originally Posted: Updated 10:53 AM ET, Sun April 15, 2018
By: Tim Lister, CNN