US, UK, France strike Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

April 14, 2018
Photo: AP US, UK and France attack in Syria Photo: AP facebook print send to friend comment US, UK, France strike Syria in response to chemical weapons attack In the wake of suspected chlorine gas attak in Douma on April 7, coalition of Western nations fires over 100 missiles from air and sea at three main Syrian chemical weapons facilities.

Photo: APReuters, reported in YNET, writes, “The United States, the United Kingdom and France fired more than 100 missiles at Syria early on Saturday in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar Assad. US Defense Secretary

Jim Mattis and Marine General Joseph Dunford said three main chemical weapons facilities were targeted at 4am local time (1am GMT) by missiles from both the sea and aircraft, which triggered Syrian air defenses. Mattis said there were no reports of US losses. The Pentagon could not confirm how many missiles hit their targets.”

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“US President Donald Trump said the US is prepared to sustain economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons. The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead,” Trump said. A US official familiar with the military planning said there could be more air strikes if the intelligence indicates that Assad has not stopped manufacturing, importing, storing or using chemical weapons, including weaponized chlorine.” (read more)

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