Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

What We Know About The Strikes In Syria

What We Know About The Strikes In Syria

- American Forces deployed B-1B Lancer bombers for last night's strike and used double the number of weapons than in a 2017 missile strike responding to the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack.

The U.S. strike was not created to "depose" Assad or draw the U.S. into the Syrian civil war, Dana White, the Pentagon spokeswoman said Saturday.

Residents of Damascus, the capital, woke to the sounds of multiple explosions shaking the city before the dawn call to prayer. Syrian air defenses hit several incoming missiles, state-run media said.

"As always, we oppose the use of force in global relations and call for respect for other countries' sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity", a spokesperson for the Chinese government said.

On April 9, officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria visited Douma but found no trace of chemical weapons there.

"We specifically identified these targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved", Dunford told reporters, adding the U.S. military advised Russia of airspace that would be used in the strike but did not "pre-notify them".

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway", Trump said. We thank them both.

"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?"

Global chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on the town of Douma which killed dozens of people.

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He also wished these talks plant a good precedent for those talks in May between the leader of the DPRK and the U.S. The NGOs have also called on South Korea to urge Kim to follow the United Nations recommendations on human rights.

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.

"I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest".

- The US said "important infrastructure" had been destroyed, resulting in the loss of years of research and development for the Syrian regime.

"Dozens of men, women and children were massacred with chemical weapons", he said of the Douma incident a week ago - adding that "the red line had been crossed". At least one of the buildings was leveled, officials said.

Last year, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the guided missile destroyers USS Porter and the USS Ross struck Syria's Shayrat air base. Still, French Defense minister Florence Parly told reporters that Russian authorities were warned ahead of time, as proof the action would be limited to specific targets.

Director of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie confirmed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still maintains "residual" capacity.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. responded by saying the attack on its ally "will not be left without consequences".

On Monday, Russia warned that any military intervention from the USA against Russian allies in Syria would result in the "most serious consequences" and called news of last weekend's chemical attacks "fabricated".

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