Critics say US strikes against Assad ring hollow as resettlement of refugees from war-torn country drops 99% from 2017

Donald Trump declared “mission accomplished” after the US led airstrikes on Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma which killed 42 people.

His administration was immediately criticized for its reluctance to accept people fleeing the war-torn country: in the past six months, the US has accepted 44 Syrian refugees – just two more than died in the Douma gas attack.

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