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US claims it has "high level of confidence" Syria behind chemical attack

14 Avril 2018

Russian Federation said the US, British and French air strikes on Syria are a violation of worldwide law and are likely meant to prevent investigators from the global chemical weapons watchdog from doing their work.

"A short time ago, I ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad", said the President.

Russian Federation continues to treat Syria as its personal sandbox and now that the USA and other nations are threatening to enforce a red line against the use of chemical weapons, Putin's regime is making thinly-veiled threats.

Explosions were reported near the Syrian capital Damascus.

In London, Theresa May issued a statement about British participation in the air strikes. He said the airstrikes were launched against several sites that helped provide Assad's ability to create chemical weapons. But shortly afterward the White House said "no final decision has been made".

During the recent UN Security Council meeting on Syria, Ambassador Nebenzia was highly critical of US-led military actions in different locations across the globe.

A chemical weapon storage facility west of Homs.

The third target was a chemical equipment storage facility and an important command post.

According to Aaron Stein, a senior resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, a global affairs think tank in Washington, "It's very clear that the US, the French and the British will strike".

In August 2013, a chemical attack in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus killed more than 1,500 people, including hundreds of children.

Damascus, Moscow and Tehran still deny that the chemical attack was Assad's doing. "But our efforts have been repeatedly thwarted" by Syria and Russian Federation, she said.

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

Trump called out Syria's allies, Russian Federation and Iran, for "supporting, equipping, and financing" Assad's forces.

Trump also had strong words for Syria's allies. His address to the nation Friday night came with little notice: The White House alerted television networks that it was coming but asked them not to report what was happening to ensure the safety of the operation.

Perhaps in preparation for a strike, Syria repositioned some of its aircraft from bases earlier in the week, a US official told ABC News. This has raised fears of a possible direct clash of USA and Russian forces.

Teresa May, #Donald Trump, and Emmanuel Macron are to discuss taking military action against Syria. They destroyed or damaged a number of Syrian military aircraft and infrastructure at the base.

Humanitarian volunteers were "seriously pressured" by the United Kingdom to speed up plans for a "provocation" in Eastern Ghouta, military chiefs in Moscow claimed.

US, British and French forces have pounded Syria with air strikes 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 al-Assad.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said the strikes were a "one-time shot" to send a clear message to Assad and his "murderous lieutenants".

Russian Federation has repeatedly accused rebels of staging or spreading rumours of chemical attacks, but the involvement of Britain is a new claim.

It remains unclear, however, whether the latest strikes will be able to convince Assad and his powerful supporters that they must reconsider their approach.

"On a strategic level, it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control", he said. And U.S. work on reconstruction to prevent the return of ISIS is ongoing but could turn off any time.

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