Three locations were targeted and hit in Friday night's U.S.-led airstrikes in coordination with France and the United Kingdom: Barzah Research and Development Center, Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site, and Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Bunker.

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Data: Conflict Monitor by IHS Markit as of April 9; Map: Lazaro Gamio/Axios
  • Barzah Research and Development Center: Just northeast of central Damascus and a few miles from Douma. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said last night that "this military facility was a Syrian center for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology."
  • Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site: About 15 miles west of Homs. It was the primary location of Syrian sarin and precursor production equipment, as described by Dunford.
  • Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Bunker: Near the above weapons storage site and west of Homs. It "contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and an important command post," said Dunford.

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