Hillary: U.S. Should ‘Take Out’ Assad Air Fields

Speaking at the Women in the World summit in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton called on the United States to take out Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s air force just days after a chemical attack killed more than 80 people in the troubled country. “Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths, as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days,” Clinton said. “And I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them.” The remarks came hours before U.S. military forces fired more than 50 Tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base suspected of having launched the Idlib province attack.