Certain of gas attack, allies struck Syria before United Nations report

The analysis was released hours after U.S., France and Britain fired 105 missiles at three chemical weapons facilities in Syria - and about an hour before the convening of an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council called for by Russian Federation, a Syrian ally that disputes chemical weapons were used.

For now, Putin has limited his response to calling an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council.

Putin added that the strike had a "destructive influence on the entire system of worldwide relations".

Pentagon officials say the attacks targeted the heart of Assad's programs to develop and produce chemical weapons. "Over the last 18 months, Russian Federation has completely recovered the Syrian air defense systems, and continues its development". "This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as USA defence secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more, likely".

Trump had said Friday that the U.S. is "prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".

"The evil and the despicable attack left mother and fathers, infants and children thrashing in pain and gasping for air".

Hours after four RAF Tornado GR4 fighter jets launched Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility 15 miles west of Homs, where the Assad regime is believed to stockpile the lethal weapons, the prime minister issued a passionate defence of the action, which she said had been taken for humanitarian reasons. "Russia was supposed to guarantee Assad would not use chemical weapons, and Russian Federation did the opposite". Russian Federation said its experts found no trace of chemical agents.

Paris said that Moscow, the main ally of Damascus, had been warned of the strikes. Mattis said the assault was a "one-time shot", so long as Assad does not repeat his use of chemical weapons.

McKenzie said 105 US and allied missiles were fired, of which 66 were Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from aboard three Navy ships and one Navy submarine.

"This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime", he said of the suspected deadly gas attack a week ago on the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma.

But the Pentagon said that worry had eased after the USA learned that the Syria strikes had not resulted in any Russian casualties.

Speaking to the press from Downing Street on Saturday morning, she described the joint action with the USA and France as "limited, targeted and effective" and insisted the aim was not to bring about regime change.

China's foreign ministry said it objected to the use of force and warned that it could complicate the situation in Syria.

"The most effective way for the Assad government to respond is by targeting USA partner forces, especially the Syrian Democratic Forces", Heras said. But, she said, "We can not allow such grievous violations of worldwide law".

"Attacking Syria is a crime".

The prime target of the operation was the Barza Research and Development Center in the greater Damascus area, which McKenzie noted was "one of the most heavily defended aerospace areas in the world".

Two other sites were near the city of Homs - the site of Syria's primary sarin production facility and a chemical weapons storage facility, which included an important command post. "Not a single local resident was able to confirm that a chemical attack had actually taken place".

General Sergei Rudskoi told reporters in the Russian capital that two sites linked to Syria's chemical weapons program that were targeted were partly destroyed though they have always been out of use and had no personnel or equipment, he said.

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