In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFPIn this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP
In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP

Syria missile strike may ease pressure on Xi-Trump summit, say analysts

Shift in public attention to Middle East will lift some expectations that Trump appear tough in negotiations with China’s president, according to observers

Topic |   Trump-Xi Jinping summit
In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFPIn this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP
In this image released by the US Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a missile strike operation against a Syrian airbase. US President Donald Trump ordered the massive military strike on Thursday in retaliation for a "chemical attack he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: AFP
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