USA allies defend strikes against Syria

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The overnight operation was the culmination of a week of frenetic planning at the Pentagon, with officials weighing the risks of various targets as President Donald Trump sent out mixed messages on what he wanted to do. The attack is believed to have been ordered by the Syrian government, spearheaded by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

But Syrian rebels say it will do nothing to change the course of the seven-year war, or prevent future chemical weapons attacks on civilians. -Russian agreement, President Assad of Syria was again using chemical weapons.

The airstrikes against Syrian military targets followed a chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma on April 7, which left dozens killed.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was the first time she, as PM, had had "to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat - and it is not a decision I have taken lightly". "They attacked Syria because we defeated their terrorist agents", said one of the protesters.

Nebenzia added that the "scientific facilities [targeted] in Syria are used only for peaceful activity which is aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of economic activity in Syria".

Syrian TV reported that Syria's air defenses responded to the attack, and the Russian military said Syrian air defense units downed 71 of the missiles launched by the U.S., French and British ships and aircraft.

The United States, Britain and France have argued that military action was necessary after Assad's forces had used toxic gases multiple times in violation of global law.

At the same time, Nnebenzia said Russian Federation has done everything possible to convince the USA to refrain from its military plans in Syria. "Again, now, it's the anniversary of the last chemical attack... and we thought, probably, hopefully this time will be different, it will be a serious one compared to previous year".

The French and British ambassadors to the United Nations suggested conditions that could prepare for a negotiated end to the Syrian Civil War, which started in 2011.

The strikes were double the size of those in 2017, and were described as "perfectly executed" by President Trump.

The strikes also appear to leave Assad firmly in control and with his Russian backing intact.

Or perhaps there would need to be a series of violations, as was the case before April 7, prior to any USA action.

There are those in the Montreal Syrian community who supported the strike.

However, Defence Secretary Gavin Williams fired back this morning called the strike "successful".

He criticized Washington and its allies for launching the strike without waiting for inspectors from the worldwide chemical-weapons watchdog group to visit the area.

The developments undermined the global community's efforts to reach a political solution to the seven-year bloody political conflict in Syria, which killed hundreds of thousands of people and left millions of others homeless, the source added.

"When you shoot iron into the air without guidance, it is going to come down somewhere", McKenzie said. Assad is as powerful as before, if not more powerful. "Public estimates are as high as 200", she said.

"I urge all Member States to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", he said. I wanted for this country to have a democratic system, less corruption, for the next generation to live in dignity and not be fearful.

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