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What we know about the U.S. airstrikes on Syria

What we know about the U.S. airstrikes on Syria

"So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime", May said.

"A perfectly executed strike last night", Trump tweeted Saturday. Could not have had a better result.

"Mission accomplished" is the same phrase former President George W. Bush infamously used in 2003, after the USA -led invasion of Iraq. Mission Accomplished! (sic),' he said on Twitter.

Backed by his hawkish new national security adviser John Bolton, who took office on Monday, Trump has been meeting with advisers and generals all week to plan.

The Syrian government has repeatedly dismissed the alleged chemical attack in Douma as fabrication by the rebels and their foreign supporters to justify military strikes on Syria.

- The first was at a scientific research centre in greater Damascus involved in the development and production of chemical weapons, the second at a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs, and the third at a chemical equipment storage facility and important command post.

The U.S. strike was not created to "depose" Assad or draw the U.S. into the Syrian civil war, Dana White, the Pentagon spokeswoman said Saturday.

Dunford said there was some "activity" by Syrian surface-to-air missiles, but there were no reports of US or allied casualties.

Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said. All the missiles hit their targets around 4 a.m. local time, McKenzie said.

Trump said the strikes were a direct response to the April 7 attack on Douma, outside Damascus, that rescuers and monitors say killed more than 40 people.

The bombing represents a major escalation in the West's confrontation with Assad's superpower ally Russian Federation, but is unlikely to alter the course of a multi-sided war which has killed at least half a million people in the past seven years.

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Further military action "is a waste", Arkedis fears, unless Trump can clearly articulate a policy outlining the USA future in Syria.

Assad has denied ever using chemical weapons and regularly denounces his opponents as "terrorists".

The strikes, a joint operation between the US, United Kingdom and France, targeted three locations associated with the production and storage of chemical weapons: a scientific research center; a storage center for sarin and its precursor components; and a chemical weapons storage facility and command post, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. That did not mean military strikes would continue; in fact, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said no additional attacks were now planned.

She says "no other group" could have carried out that attack.

"On April 14, the USA backed by its allies carried out a missile strike against military and civilian infrastructure facilities in Syria".

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley responded, saying she'd spoken with Trump hours earlier and he'd told her, "If the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded". "It will only use explosive barrels, cluster bombs", he said. The Pentagon took pains to avoid civilian casualties or hitting foreign-Russian and Iranian-forces operating in Syria so as not to escalate the conflict.

The message, Schanzer said, is: "Don't launch chemical weapons".

The US has about 2000 troops on the ground in Syria as advisers to a makeshift group of anti-Islamic State fighters known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. But the description from an ally put things differently.

"Hopefully, someday we'll get along with Russian Federation and maybe even Iran". She said Russian Federation had thwarted diplomatic efforts to halt Assad's use of poison gas, leaving no option but force.

The strikes had been expected since footage surfaced of the aftermath of the attack in Douma, which prompted a furious reaction from Trump. Assad's own military has been depleted by seven years of civil war.

What do we know about the strikes themselves? "It is not about regime change", she said in statement. But, she said, "We can not allow such grievous violations of global law".


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