What we know about the USA airstrikes on Syria

15 April, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Homer Porter
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These are not the actions of a man. "The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep", Trump said. Smoke could be seen emerging from the northern and eastern edges of the capital.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the strikes had been limited so far to Syria's chemical weapons facilities. As Mattis and other top officials cast their eyes downward and assumed clenched-jawed expressions, Trump tore into his attorney general, deputy attorney general and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director in a strident, partisan attack.

Around 103 missiles were fired at Syria with the aim of degrading Syria's chemical weapons capability without killing civilians. The U.S. -Russia communication line, called a deconfliction channel, has been active since the strikes, officials said. "USA president, United Kingdom prime minister and the President of France are criminals", he reportedly said.

"To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask, what kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?" He also claimed that 80 percent of the rockets used in the strike were destroyed or missed their targets.

As Saturday morning broke, hundreds of Syrian people came out to the streets in Damascus to defy, condemn a joint US, British and French attack earlier at dawn.

Britain has accused Russia of being behind a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England last month, a charge Moscow has rejected.

- Prime Minister Theresa May said the decision to launch the strikes was not taken lightly, but she believed it to be in the UK's national interest. A US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014 as part of a largely successful effort to break the Daesh grip on both Syria and Iraq.

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American military spokesmen have also been insistent that "No Syrian weapon had any effect on anything we did".

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the air strikes were a "one time shot" to send a strong message to Assad.

Most of the missiles were intercepted before reaching targets, it noted.

Facilities still remain operational with the capability to contribute to continued development of chemical weapons, but the United States military insist a "severe blow" has been dealt. Syria's President Bashar Assad announced that his country would respond, while Russia's ambassador to Washington warned of unspecified "consequences".

Russia's Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies that Syria intercepted the US and allied attacks using Soviet-produced hardware, including the Buk missile system. "The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook.

Syria and its ally, Russia, deny any such attack, which activists say killed more than 43 people last weekend.

He reaffirmed Russia's view that a purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake.

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