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US, UK, France launch air strikes on Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

He also claims that Trump consults with him over the phone from time to time - but felt that the Syria strike crossed a line. Could not have had a better result.

Last month, the US -based charity Knights of Columbus announced that it had given $1 million to church leaders in Iraq and Syria.

"In his remarks, Bush stated the danger was not over and that hard missions lay ahead, particularly in the Sunni triangle", Fleischer, now a media consultant, said in a followup tweet. We were not looking for war. The U.N. Security Council was meeting at Moscow's request.

USA military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties.

"While Russia was busy protecting the regime, Assad took notice", Ms. Haley said.

The Pentagon assessed that nerve agents were present in the Barzah research center and that the Syrian regime employed about 40 surface-to-air missiles, but those launches occurred after the last impact of the United States and its allies' strike. "That's what the president is referring to", she said. We went after their massive research facility which was the heart of their chemical weapons program and we went after their production facility. Syria has denied the accusation. "We know that it is now up to Bashar al-Assad on whether he's going to use chemical weapons again".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives planned a special session to hear from U.S., British and French officials.

She said that it is "entirely up to Assad" whether the missile attack on Syria was a one-time response to the suspected chemical attack by Syrian forces a week ago that killed more than 40 people or part of a continuing allied military effort. Assad's Barzah research and development center in the Damascus area was destroyed, the general said.

"It's time for Washington to learn that the global code of behavior regarding the use of force is regulated by the United Nations Charter", Mr. Nebenzia said.

President Trump's use of the familiar phrase struck a chord with the American people, many of whom opposed military action against Syria.

However, speaking on Saturday morning, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "confident" the strikes had been successful.

Putin added that Russian military experts who inspected Douma found no trace of the attack.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the West's response was "necessary and appropriate".

He said the targets selected by U.S., British and French officials were meant to minimize civilian casualties. An official there said the facility was used by the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and helped develop cancer drugs.

However, Egypt's foreign ministry expressed "deep concern" saying the strikes undermined the "safety of our brotherly Syrian people, and threatens the understandings reached regarding the de-escalation zones". White said there has been a 2,000 increase in Russian trolls on the internet, telling a different story than what reporters just heard at the Pentagon. "They'll bomb for a day or two and then the regime will take it out on us", he said.

President Aleksandar Vucic said in a statement on Sunday that Serbia generally condemns the use of chemical weapons, but "won't get involved in big powers' relations".

"Through its actions, the US makes the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Syria even worse and brings suffering to civilians", Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement.

A photo released on April 14, 2018 the twitter page of the Syrian governments central military media on April 14, 2018 shows an explosion on the outskirts of Damascus. He authorized a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles to hit a single Syrian airfield in April 2017 in retaliation for Assad's use of sarin gas against civilians.

Syria state TV, however, claimed that three civilians were wounded in Homs after "several" missiles were intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems.



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