Mugs displaying portraits of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are seen in central Damascus on April 7, 2017. 
US forces fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase in response to what President Donald Trump called a 'barbaric' chemical attack he blamed on the Damascus regime. / AFP PHOTO / Louai Beshara        (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)