Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces look toward Tabqa, Syria. The U.S. announced Tuesday that it will begin arming Kurds allied with the SDF as the Pentagon prepares an offensive to retake the ISIS stronghold Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces via AP hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks to reporters during Monday's press briefing at the White House. Mnuchin announced sanctions against 271 employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Central Command says an errant coalition strike killed 18 fighters from the Syria Democratic Forces. A member of the U.S.-backed SDF, made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, inspect the Tabqa dam on March 27. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Supporters In The Upper Midwest Have A Message: Be More 'Presidential'

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A minivan drives past a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus last week. U.S. forces fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base Thursday in response to what President Trump called a "barbaric" chemical attack he blamed on the Assad regime. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits for the start of a meeting last month at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Tillerson is scheduled to travel to Russia on Tuesday, in what promises to be a difficult round of talks after the U.S. missile strike in Syria last week. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Mouaz Moustafa has spent years advocating on Capitol Hill for the United States to get more involved in Syria. Polly Irungu/NPR hide caption

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Syrian Activist Looks Up: 'For the First Time Ever, There's a Glimmer of Hope'

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Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Vladimir Safronkov speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Friday, at United Nations headquarters. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, The News Of U.S. Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

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A picture taken Friday shows the damaged Shayrat airfield at the Syrian military base targeted overnight by U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles, southeast of the central Syrian city of Homs. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham in 2015. "President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action," they said in a statement. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Leaders Urge Trump Administration For Broader Syria Strategy

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Experts in Turkey did autopsies on Wednesday on Syrians killed Tuesday in Idlib. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said results show they were subjected to chemical weapons in the attack by Syrian government forces. DHA-Depo Photos via AP hide caption

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A survivor of the suspected chemical attack receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Shaykhun on Wednesday. Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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