Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful

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Western countries hit Syria, although neither Russian military experts, nor local residents confirmed fact of chemical attack in the city of Douma, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated.

Parly said cruise missiles were fired and an air raid was launched from multiple air bases in France, the AP reported.

May said while the strike was targeted at Syria, it sent a message to anyone who used chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons is merely a small part of the regime strategy.

Green Party co-chairwoman Anna Baerbock said that further military escalation was a mistake, even if it comes in response to the "horrific cruelty of the Syrian regime and its allies".

"They were largely ineffective and increased risk to their own people", he said.

"Such attacks will not deter our armed forces and allied forces from persisting to crush what is left of the armed terrorist groups", the military said.

USA defense sources said at least one United States warship in the Red Sea participated in the Syrian airstrikes. "We look forward to the day we can bring our warriors home", he said.

This strike does not come as a surprise as Trump tweeted a number of tweets on Thursday on the issue. It followed claims Assad launched a chemical attack in Douma last week.

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White House spokesman Raj Shah said Friday afternoon that Trump "is going to hold the Syrian government accountable".

Reading a statement on Syrian TV, Brig.

She explained a storage facility, military bunker and a chemical weapons research facility were among the targets of a join operation with the United States and France's military.

Russian officials and President Trump have exchanged heated rhetoric since Trump began talk of a USA response to the alleged chemical attack throughout the past week. He said the alleged attack had been "staged" by foreign intelligence services.

The United States allies in the attacks are France and Britain.

"I urge all member states to show restraint in these risky circumstances".

The Kremlin released a statement from Putin saying the strike was an "act of aggression against a sovereign state which is in the front line in the fight against terrorism", and that there was no proof a chemical weapons attack had taken place.

The premier will seek to justify the ordering of the strikes in parliament on Monday.

"We must reinstate the global consensus that chemical weapons can not be used".

The leaders of the two countries and U.S. president Donald Trump agreed a "limited, targeted and effective" strike against three targets near Homs and Damascus to avoid civilian casualties, said Theresa May, the British prime minister.

This means jets could strike without having to fly over Syria and avoid anti-aircraft defenses.

Russia's USA embassy released a statement warning that the airstrikes will "not be left without consequences".

"All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris".

Anti-aircraft fire is seen over Damascus, Syria early April 14, 2018.

Russia, which intervened in the war in 2015 to back Assad, has denied there was a chemical attack and has accused Britain of helping to stage the Douma incident to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

Of course, it is highly understandable why many would be pushing for a western intervention in Syria.

The OPCW will determine whether chemical weapons were used, but will not assign blame.

Russian Federation is believed to be allied with Bashar al-Assad's government. The president added that he is "prepared to sustain" strikes against Syria until the use of chemical agents stops.

Following the attacks, hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital, honking their vehicle horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian and Russian flags in scenes of defiance. "Some clapped their hands and danced, other drove in convoys, honking their horns in defiance", The Associated Press reports. They are in eastern Syria, far from Damascus.

Pentagon officials will provide an update on the USA overnight airstrikes against Syria at 9 A.M. EST.