UK PM May: British forces conduct targeted strike against Syria

UK PM May: British forces conduct targeted strike against Syria

Sen. John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said: "I applaud the President for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signaling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue".

Fighter jets take off for the Syrian mission but most of their strikes were repelled by Russian Defence Systems in Syria. It said that Syria's air defense assets have downed all of them.

The ministry said that altogether more than 100 cruise and air-to-ground missiles were launched by U.S., British and French aircraft and navy ships. It did not mention the overall number of missiles intercepted by Syrian forces.

The Russian military said it hasn't engaged its air defense assets at its air and naval bases in Syria.

She said the action was taken to reinforce worldwide norms against the use of chemical weapons, adding that the use of a "nerve agent on Britain's streets is part of a systematic pattern of disregarding these norms". "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".

Russian Federation - a key ally of the Assad government - is calling for an immediate UN Security Council meeting to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the United States and its allies, he said.

The U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) claimed three main chemical weapons-related sites and a command center were targeted.

"US allies will not gain any achievements from crimes in Syria". Another eyewitness say that Barzah district of Damascus had been hit in the strikes.

"[Russia's response] will include missile attacks against opposition forces and military positions of the USA special forces", he said.

Of the strikes, an MoD spokesman said: "British forces joined close Allies in a precision strike on Syrian installations involved in the regime's use of chemical weapons against its own people".

The OPCW had said that its experts would be visiting Douma on Saturday.

"When the people of Douma, along with the rest of the worldwide community, looked to this council to act, one country stood in the way", Haley said.

"If it is finished, and there is no second round, it will be considered limited", the official told Reuters.

Russia's state of the art S-400 air defence system is deployed to Syria and so far untested, but Moscow recently threatened to shoot down missiles and fight back if U.S. launched strikes. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!

Mr Zahra said life for people there is so unbearable they actually envy those who die from natural causes.

Trump chastised Syria's two main allies, Russia and Iran, for their roles in supporting "murderous dictators", and noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had guaranteed a 2013 global agreement for Assad to get rid of all of his chemical weapons.

It was unclear if the strikes will deter Assad from again using chemical weapons.


He added that "those responsible must be held accountable".

Overnight, Britain launched a joint operation with USA and French military forces to hit locations known to be involved in the production, use and storage of chemical weapons. He urged United Nations member states to show restraint and avoid any acts that could escalate the situation.

The statement also urged worldwide organizations and institutions to categorically condemn the attacks.

Syrians wave Iranian, Russian and Syrian flags during a protest against USA -led air strikes in Damascus, Syria April 14,2018.

The Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Macron and the two leaders agreed to coordinate their actions to avoid further military escalation in Syria. On April 11, 2018, Trump set the stage for the action by labeling Syrian president Bashar al Assad a "gas killing animal".

However, she said that the military action is not about intervening in Syria's civil war or changing its government, she said.

A US defense official said the US Air Force used B-1B bombers in the Syria strike.

And that creates a serious risk of escalation, and deeper United States involvement in one of the world's deadliest and most unsafe civil wars.

However, it noted that the missiles were taken down by decades-old systems, including Neva surface-to-air missiles that were designed in the 1950s.

Russian Federation had "refused" supplying those missiles to Syria a few years ago, he added, "taking into account the pressing request of some of our Western partners".

Defence Minister Florence Parly said cruise missiles had been fired, in coordination with the United States and Britain.

The Tomahawk is carried by the dozens by United States and British warships, including cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Syria's ally Russian Federation has denounced the western military action.

Multiple places in Syria came under attack by U.S., British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the war-torn country in support of terrorists, however Syria succeeded to shoot down 13 missiles.

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied any use of banned weapons.

People gather at the Umayyad Square in Damascus on April 14. "Some clapped their hands and danced, other drove in convoys, honking their horns in defiance", The Associated Press reports.

"We are your men, Bashar", they shouted.

There would be further details in the morning, Mattis and Dunford said.

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