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Syrian-Americans express anger over US-led airstrikes in Syria

Syrian-Americans express anger over US-led airstrikes in Syria

While United States President Donald Trump triumphantly declared "Mission Accomplished!" on Saturday following a US-led missile assault on Syrian chemical weapons facilities, the Pentagon admitted that the assault does not totally eliminate the possibility that Syria's Bashar al-Assad could launch future chemical attacks.

U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised Russian weaponry on Sunday as his government celebrated victory over rebels in the town where an alleged chemical attack took place, triggering USA airstrikes over the weekend. Calling the three-nation attacks an "act of aggression" against Syria, Russia has even issued a statement suggesting that retaliatory steps will be taken.

"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator of Bashar al-Assad".

Officials from the church say the night had been in the works for a while and it was not in response of Friday's airstrikes on Syria by the U.S., France and United Kingdom.

An alleged gas attack last weekend in the town of Douma killed more than 40 people, according to opposition activists and rescuers.

The strikes were the biggest foreign military action so far against Syria's regime.

Russian Federation and Syria have said there was no evidence of a chemical weapons attack.

"I think our own Government and anybody with any sense would condemn these strike on Syria as a very unsafe escalation of an already scary and disastrous conflict in syria", he said.

Reports say US Tomahawk missiles used to target Syria, as United Kingdom and France deploy Tornado, Mirage and Rafale jets.




"And should he use it again, the president has made it very clear that the United States is locked and loaded and ready to go".

We have to be very conscious of the fact that we can not allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons.

Haley said the U.S. successfully hit the heart of Syria's chemical weapons enterprise, and because of these actions, it is confident that it has crippled Syria's chemical weapons programme.

Johnson added there was no proposal in place for further attacks, but if Assad's regime were to repeat chemical attacks "clearly, with allies, we would study what the options were". "Saying it's been a success - we won't know until we see if the regime continues to use chemical weapons".

Russian Federation in November used its veto three times to bury a previous UN-led inquiry which found that Syrian forces had dropped sarin on the town of Khan Sheikhun in April a year ago.

With Russian involvement in Syria and Moscow condemning Saturday's allied missile strike, Haley acknowledged that U.S.

The Pentagon says they believe the airstrikes "attacked the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons program".

And although the Russians reported a number of Syrian military airfields, industrial sites and research facilities were hit, the Syrians said otherwise.

- Syrian state TV called the attacks a "blatant violation of worldwide law and shows contempt for global legitimacy".


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