Western attack struck Syrian research centre, other targets

Western attack struck Syrian research centre, other targets

"While the US and our allies must not turn a blind eye to Assad's vile and inhumane attacks against his own citizens, military action in Syria must be measured, as part of a coherent strategy to prevent Assad from using chemical weapons without further destabilizing an already-volatile region or inadvertently expanding the conflict".

Two days ago U.S. President Donald Trump warned that missiles "will be coming" in response to that attack.

She said Friday that "the United States estimates that (President Bashar) Assad has used chemical weapons in the Syrian war at least 50 times".

But he said America does not seek "an indefinite presence" in Syria and will look to pull out its troops once the Islamic State is totally defeated.

The strike comes less than a week after a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government on a suburb of Damascus that killed about 70 people and injured more than 500.

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.

Trump first warned in an early morning tweet Wednesday that "nice and new and "smart" missiles would be headed to Syria, telling its ally Russian Federation to "get ready".

The move comes after days of warnings by the US president to the Assad regime and its supporter, the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", he said. "In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS".

A senior official in the regional alliance that supports President Bashar al-Assad said the attack by the United States, Britain and France would be viewed as contained if it was now over. This is in contrast to an incident one year ago in which the USA government had video and other evidence of certain aspects of an actual attack by Syrian aircraft, which involved the use of sarin gas. Mr. Trump said. "The nations of the world can be judged by the fiends they keep".

Unverified videos appear to show the attack as it happened, with Tomahawk missiles lighting up the sky over the Syrian capital.

"We are continuing to asses intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies", Sanders said.

According to a statement by the French presidency, Mr Macron called for dialogue between France and Russian Federation to "continue and intensify" to bring peace and stability to Syria.

"It is highly likely that the regime is responsible for Saturday's attack", a Downing Street spokesman said in a readout of a Cabinet meeting that May convened Thursday evening in London.

Mattis said there were "no reports of losses" on the part of U.S. and allied forces participating in the strike. He said there were so far no reports of civilian or military casualties.

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