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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Representing the 10th District of Virginia

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Comstock Statement On U.S. Strike In Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the United States launched a missile strike in Syria after the Assad regime launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians: 

“The Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people is a clear rebuke of international law.  The targeted strike was against the Shayrat Air Base in Syria where Assad’s regime reportedly launched the chemical weapons attack that killed innocent children and civilians.  This strike should degrade the ability to launch these same types of attacks again. Our men and women in the Armed Forces have proven their skill in projecting American power when it is called upon in the face of this cowardly attack by Bashar al-Assad against his own people.”