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Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

Moscow on Saturday strongly criticized the joint the USA, United Kingdom and France airstrikes targeting the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons in Syria.

Only Syrian air defense systems had responded to the strikes, US officials confirmed.

Moscow promised a response to the attack, saying its "worst apprehensions" had come true.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to the toxic gas assault on April 7 that killed dozens of people in Douma, a town near Damascus which had been held by rebels until this month. This is written in his statement, published on the facebook page of the embassy.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Moscow had "irrefutable" evidence that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged with the help of a foreign secret service.

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And last year's strikes against Syria don't seem to have deterred the Syrian government from using chemical weapons again.

"What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce meanwhile rejected a charge by a Russian defence ministry spokesman that Britain was involved in staging a fake chemical weapons attack in Douma. Trump asked, adding the two countries are "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime".

The Reuters news agency is reporting that multiple blasts were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus and that smoke is rising from the eastern part of the city. Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said. Assad and his close ally, Russia, have denied government forces ever used such weapons.