France orders military action in Syria with US, Britain

May ready to bypass Parliament & approve UK military intervention in Syria – BBC

The strikes early on Saturday came in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the former rebel stronghold of Douma last weekend.

Trump blamed Iran and Russian Federation for their support of the Assad regime, saying Moscow has failed to live up to its guarantee to make sure the Syrian government got rid of its chemical weapons.

SANA reported the joint operation hit a research centre northeast of the capital as well as other military installations around Damascus but said missiles targeting army depots in Homs had been intercepted.

AFP's correspondent in Damascus said several consecutive blasts were heard at 4:00 am local time (0100 GMT), followed by the sound of airplanes overhead.

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

The wave of strikes is the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by western powers in seven years of Syria's civil war.

Trump said Assad's recent attack was a fallout of Russia's "failure" to keep the promise of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons.

Johnson tweeted Saturday that he welcomed the news of the military strike against major chemical weapons facilities in Syria in concert with "our USA and French allies".

He added: "This will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons".

Israel says in response to the American-led strike in Syria that the Middle Eastern country's "murderous actions" put itself in danger.

It said three civilians were wounded in the Homs attacks but did not give a toll for Damascus or mention any combatant casualties.

A senior official in the regional alliance that has supported Assad in the Syrian war told Reuters the attack on Syria will be seen as limited if it is now over and there is no second round.

"On April 7, dozens of men, women and children were massacred in Douma, with the use of a chemical weapon in a total violation of worldwide rules (.) The red line established by France in May 2017 was crossed", Macron said in a statement.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis did not say whether he believed the strikes would deter Assad from using chemical weapons again. They said a chemical weapons research facility, a sarin gas warehouse and another chemical weapons storage facility were the targets for the airstrikes.

Congressional leaders are supporting President Donald Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack against civilians _ although there are some reservations.

The attack also drew criticism from many of Trump's most ardent supporters in the US.

The UK has begun air strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites.

"Our warnings have been left unheard", Russia's ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, said in a tweet on Saturday morning.

Related News:

  • No threat to PDP-BJP coalition: Ram Madhav

    No threat to PDP-BJP coalition: Ram Madhav

    He said that Asifa rape and murder case has shaken the whole country and the culprits will be punished at any cost. But both these ministers cleared that it was not their intention to interfere in the Crime Branch investigation.
    Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba Mufti seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops

    Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba Mufti seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops

    The girl, belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in the district, was sedated time and again before being raped and killed. The state government has also made a decision to terminate from service the cops accused in the case, they added.
    Sega Ages coming to Nintendo Switch

    Sega Ages coming to Nintendo Switch

    These Sega Ages title will certainly roll out sometime later this year, preferably summer. Better start saving up those coins.
  • Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol

    Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol

    TURN FOUR SLICK: The track was a little slick with several drivers having some trouble coming out of turn four. Ricky Stenhouse Jr . earned a season-best fourth place starting spot in the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
    President Buhari pledges to ensure rescue of remaining Chibok schoolgirls

    President Buhari pledges to ensure rescue of remaining Chibok schoolgirls

    Boko Haram released 82 of the school girls last May in exchange for five of its top commanders. The 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram exactly four years ago, on 14 April 2014.
    Volkswagen's new CEO is 'the cost killer'

    Volkswagen's new CEO is 'the cost killer'

    SEAT , Skoda and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) will sit in the Volume segment, while VW and Audi become the Premium brands. The management shakeup included appointing an employee representative, Gunnar Kilian , as chief human resources manager.
  • Real Madrid coach Zidane: Shut up Guardiola!

    Real Madrid coach Zidane: Shut up Guardiola!

    A year ago they suffered a 2-1 reverse at home to Bayern Munich before reaching the last four after extra-time. "It's a disgrace. Wednesday's thrilling encounter ranks alongside three other close-shaves for Madrid in the competition's quarter-finals.
    US Launches Attacks On Syria

    US Launches Attacks On Syria

    Trump has confused British opinion by first tweeting, "Get ready, Russia , because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart". President Trump ordered precision missile strikes Friday evening on Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack .
    CWG: Wrestler Somveer loses in quarters

    CWG: Wrestler Somveer loses in quarters

    Boxer Naman Tanwar won bronze in men's 91 kg category, after facing defeat in the ring against Australia's Jason Whateley. Boxing: Two Indian boxers Manish Kaushik in the 60 kg and Gautam Solanki in the 52 kg category reached the finals today.
  • China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait

    China announces live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait

    Pictures of Xi during the visit showed him wearing military fatigues while aboard ship and eating with members of China's navy. Congress, however, recently signed the Taiwan Travel Act with unanimous votes in both the House and the Senate.

    US, UK, France launch air strikes in Syria

    Mattis said he was "absolutely confident" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was behind last weekend's chemical attack. Trump told the nation in his address the USA "cannot purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny".
    Featured Stock to See: Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

    Featured Stock to See: Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

    Westchester Capital Management Inc acquired 5,550 shares as Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)'s stock declined 12.23%. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Cullinan Assoc owns 0.49% invested in American Express Company ( NYSE :AXP) for 67,127 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 17,492 shares.


Most liked

Russian Federation accuses United Kingdom of staging Syria gas attack
For his part, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Gerard Batten, opposed the British military action in Syria. Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London on the air strikes against Syria.

Google's Gmail set to get a major update
But, this feature hasn't been rolled out yet, and, is now only available to those who have enrolled in the beta program. Google will host its flagship conference on 8 May, expect more announcements and an official unveiling after the show.

Russian Federation condemns US-led strikes, calls emergency United Nations meeting on Syria
Its foreign ministry said: "We welcome this operation which has eased humanity's conscience in the face of the attack in Douma". Other senators argued that President Trump should come before Congress and receive authorisation for the use of military force.

Commonwealth Games: Wales' Dani Rowe third as Australia win women's road race
You know I'm not an island, I need people around me to get to a level that I want to get to. Asked if it felt an unsatisfying bronze, she replied: "Yeah, it does".

Kovind calls for non-violence at Dalit icon Ambedkar's birthplace in Mhow
A firm believer of Gautam Buddha's teachings, Ambedkar's life was an inspiration for everybody, Kovind said. In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, "Paying rich tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary ".

Russia: UK staged Douma chemical attack
He met his national security team later in the day and "no final decision has been made", the White House said in a statement. Russia's Foreign Ministry claims that no evidence of chemicals or deaths in the bombing area were found in its inspection.

Trump will only rejoin TPP if it's better than Obama's deal
He argued bilateral deals offered better terms for US businesses and workers, and signaled an intention to raise trade barriers. Trump "is a person who could change temperamentally, so he may say something different the next day", Aso said.

Farewell Winnie Madikizela Mandela
She lived the first 50 years of her life under a violent racial apartheid system and now she goes on to live in eternal peace. The Orlando Stadium in Soweto has filled up as mourners gather for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral service.

Winnie Mandela Bore the Scars of Battle, Helped Heal a Nation
American civil rights activist Jesse Jackson is expected to attend, as are the presidents of Namibia and the Republic of Congo. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg's Soweto township for the ceremony which follows a private service at her home.

FBI raid sought information on taxi owners linked to Trump's lawyer
Agents, they wrote, had already searched multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen after securing an earlier search warrant. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who for almost a year has been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Turkey's Edrogan welcomes USA , allied strike on Syria chemical weapons sites
The leaders also emphasized that the lasting peace can only be reached through a political settlement, the NTV broadcaster reported.

The Sandlot gang reunites for the film's 25th anniversary
Marty York , the actor who played "Yeah-Yeah", admitted his role in " The Sandlot " has brought him enduring perks. It was great to see all the ragtag kids you loved all grown up - but one had grown a bit more than the rest...

Premier League Predictions: Troubled Manchester City face Tottenham test
HurriKane on the South Coast? When asked by Sky Sports whether he will get past Salah, Kane said: "We will see". He will be available against City and will be hoping to catch up on Mohamed Sala in the golden boot race.

Pence to meet with 4 Latin American leaders during summit
Donald Trump's absence marks the first time a USA president has not attended the key regional summit. It will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

IPhone 6S Plus to be Made in India, get cheaper
Apparently, it is believed that the locally produced iPhone 6s Plus can bring down prices of the phone by five to seven percent. To recall, Apple had hiked iPhone rates twice after the government raised customs duties in December 2017 and February 2018.