Syrian War Will Go On Despite Western Strikes - Britain

Boris Johnson and Vladimir Putin

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaks during a banquet with diplomats at Mansion House in London, Britain March 28, 2018.

British Foreign Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, on Sunday said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country's alleged chemical weapons facilities.

Despite describing the intervention as "successful", Britain's foreign minister said there were now no plans for further attacks.

"I'm afraid the Syrian war, in many ways, will go on in its disgusting, miserable way - but it was the world saying, we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".

The British planes launched eight missiles at a chemical weapons storage facility, which the Ministry of Defence said was "some distance from any known concentrations of civilian habitation".

The majority of the more than 350,000 victims of the seven-year conflict have been killed by conventional rather than chemical weapons.

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"But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons".

"You can imagine that people around the world are looking now and saying 'finally, someone stood up against that". The government is not legally bound to seek Parliament's approval for military strikes, though it is customary to do so.

However, the security sources also told the Sunday Times that the United Kingdom would consider launching its own retaliatory cyber attacks against Russian Federation if its national infrastructure was targeted by the Kremlin.

"And we can not wait to alleviate further humanitarian suffering caused by chemical weapons attacks".

Last night the UN Security Council has rejected a resolution tabled by Russian Federation calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the United States and its allies against Syria.

Negotiations on the proposals are due to start on Monday, a day after a delegation from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were due to arrive in Douma.

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