U.S. Strike on Syria Brings Fleeting Hope to Those Caught in Brutal Conflict

Six years of war in Syria have ravaged the life of Ebrahim Abbas, 27.

Mr. Abbas, a computer technician, was detained for protesting against the Syrian government, besieged in his hometown, shot in the stomach, and watched his brother die in a shelling attack.

It was from his refuge in Turkey that Mr. Abbas heard about President Trump’s decision to launch 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical weapons attack . It felt good.

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