AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington. Earnest answered question about Islamic State militants and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.

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