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Syria strikes: The targets, the assets used and the reactions

Syria strikes: The targets, the assets used and the reactions

"This persistent pattern of behavior must be stopped - not just to protect innocent people in Syria from the horrific deaths and casualties caused by chemical weapons but also because we can not allow the erosion of the worldwide norm that prevents the use of these weapons", she said.

He called them "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regimen". He said he had heard no reports of any damage to USA weapons or planes during the attack.

Trump said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, adding that the objective of the campaign is to "establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons".

He added: "Important infrastructure was destroyed which will result in a setback for the Syrian regime".

Trump said that he made a decision to take action because last weekend's action by Assad "was a significant attack against his own people", and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead".

So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Regime.

The defense secretary said on Thursday that he favored a measure response aimed at chemical weapons facilities, and did not want the U.S.to become more deeply involved in a complicated, many-sided conflict.

The US military struck targets that were "specifically associated" with Syria's chemical weapons program while minimizing the risk to civilians, according to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford.

May is not obliged to win parliament's approval before ordering military action, but a non-binding constitutional convention to do so has been established since a 2003 vote on joining the USA -led invasion of Iraq.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had said Britain should press for an independent United Nations -led investigation into the suspected chemical attack in Douma rather than wait for instructions from Trump on how to proceed.

"The UK element of the carefully coordinated joint action was contributed by four Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s", a statement from the UK Ministry of Defense said.

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A Syrian military statement said in all, 110 missiles were fired by the U.S., Britain and France and that a lot of them were shot down or derailed. A video has been released by the French government showing the Rafale jets taking off before the strike. But we will endure. "They have built a lot of flexibility into the plan to allow for further strikes based on what they've hit tonight".

Hounded by controversies related to a federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, Trump stayed out of the public eye much of this week, locked in White House Situation Room meetings about Syria. He has previously told his national security team he wants United States troops to exit Syria within six months.

"One must be really exceptional to strike Syria's capital when the country finally got a chance for a peaceful future", she wrote.

In a statement, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said of the attack: "A pre-designed scenario is being implemented".

Russia's US embassy released a statement warning that the airstrikes will "not be left without consequences". "All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris".

In a statement Friday night, U.S. President Donald Trump outlined strikes being carried out against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad after a chemical weapon attack earlier in the week.

Part of the calculation this week has also been gaming out how Russian Federation will respond.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "We are not ruling out sarin right now", Mattis said.

However, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said the Russians were warned "ahead of time".

An Israeli official told CNN that the strikes enforced the red line drawn by President Trump past year. Trump had been scheduled to attend but stayed in Washington to focus on Syria.


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