Monday, 21 May, 2018

Donald Trump Orders Strikes on Syria

United States and allies launch missile strikes against Syria over suspected chemical attack MANDEL NGAN AFP
Sammy Stanley | 14 April, 2018, 20:03

The action does not indicate a widening of USA involvement in Syria, the president said.

The ministry said that the missiles were downed by the Arab Republic's air defenses as they approached their targets.

The Syrian General Staff has reported that three persons had been injured in the Western missile attack on Syria.

The allied operation comes a year after the United States missile strike that Trump said was meant to deter Assad from further use of chemical weapons.

"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.

They added: "We are carrying out an assessment of the material damages".

Tonight, I want to speak with you about why we have taken this action.

They characterized this year's strikes as more significant than the one waged last year, saying double the number of weapons were used this time.

While Trump was determined to respond to the chemical attack, he also said the United States "does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria, under no circumstances".

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It followed last weekend's chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta.

The third target, which was also near Homs, contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and a command post. "All of the sudden they care because there is chemical warfare, but I mean.millions of people have died", he said.

Mrs May said chemical weapons had "all too often" been used in recent times. The use of such weapons on civilians is particularly heinous. "And we pray that God will continue to watch over and bless the United States of America".

Syria "condemns with the strongest terms the tripartite US, British and French aggression on Syria as being a flagrant violation of the worldwide law and the principals of United Nations charter", SANA news agency quoted an official source at the ministry as saying.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the response was "limited to the Syrian regime's capabilities to produce and use chemical weapons".

Trump said the two countries are "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime".

"To Iran and to Russian Federation, I ask: 'What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?'" Upholding the important principle that there is no place in this world for chemical weapons must not come at the expense of ignoring the principles of the Constitution and the United Nations. "No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants, and murderous dictators", Trump said.

Among the eight reported targets attacked were military bases, research institutes and chemical weapons storage facilities in Syria. Hopefully, someday we'll get along with Russian Federation and maybe even Iran. It's hard to predict how any of the various forces in Syria will react.

The Pentagon said the strikes were twice as large as those Trump ordered on a Syrian airfield past year.

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