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Russia deploying troops to site of chemical weapons attack in Syria

Russian troops stand in a lineup.
Russian troops returning home from Syria. Photo: Sergei Fadeichev/TASS via Getty Images

Russia’s military is deploying troops to Douma, Syria, the site of the chemical weapons attack that occurred this weekend, per the AP.

Why it matters: Russia has said it will take retaliatory measures when its troops are attacked. Meanwhile, President Trump taunted Russia this morning by threatening a military strike on Syria. By sending troops to the site of the attack, Russia is firing back.

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