Western attack struck Syrian research centre, other targets

Western attack struck Syrian research centre, other targets

Western attack struck Syrian research centre, other targets

The UK and France joined in the operation, which US military officials said targeted the regime's chemical weapons infrastructure, including a scientific research facility, command center, and chemical storage facility.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now under way".

One site was a science research facility in Damascus, the Syrian capital, where residents said loud explosions rang out.

Associated Press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and the sky turned orange.

State TV described the attack as a "flagrant violation" of global law.

Announcing the strikes, US President Donald Trump criticised both Russian Federation and Iran, which have backed Assad's government. There was no other follow-up until a few days before Assad's cruel attack, when Trump said he wanted to withdraw USA troops from the region.

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Mr Trump said he hoped the United States would be friends "one day" with Russian Federation and Iran, before adding: "But maybe not".

The attack has drawn global outrage and prompted the U.S. and its allies to consider a military strike on Syria, something Moscow has strongly warned against.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said at 10 p.m. eastern time that the first wave of airstrikes were over. They were expected to provide more clarity on the operation Saturday morning.

President Donald Trump says he is "prepared to sustain" strikes against Syria until the use of chemical agents stops.

Trump indicated the strikes would continue until the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons ends.

She said: "This persistent pattern of behaviour must be stopped - not just to protect innocent people in Syria from the horrific deaths and casualties caused by chemical weapons but also because we can not allow the erosion of the global norm that prevents the use of these weapons".

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Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the USA did not coordinate targets with or notify the Russian government of the strikes, beyond normal airspace "de-confliction" communications.

Dunford said the US used its regular communication channels with the Russians to inform them about the USA aircraft, but did not warn the Russians about the targets. "He said that the strikes were meant to be a" strong deterrent" against further use of the chemical weapons.

Syria fired surface-to-air missiles in response to the attacks, but Russian Federation apparently did not, the United States said, despite a threat from the country's ambassador to Lebanon that Moscow's forces would do so.

In a statement released on Thursday night, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister spoke to President Trump about Syria this evening".

Russia's Foreign Ministry said the strikes came as Syria - which has been wracked by seven years of civil war - had "a chance of a peaceful future", while Moscow's ambassador to Washington warned of unspecified "consequences".

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

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