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Trump says Syria strikes "perfectly executed", declares "Mission Accomplished!"

Trump says Syria strikes

"The nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality", President Donald Trump said in an address to the nation from the White House on Friday night.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she authorized the coordinated response in order to degrade the Assad regime's chemical weapons capability.

USA lawmakers late on Friday reacted to the US -led airstrikes against Syria's chemical weapons facilities ordered by President Donald Trump earlier in the evening. Barzah is the location of a major Syrian scientific research center.

In his televised address, Trump said, "The objective of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons".

A chemical weapons equipment storage facility and command post near Homs.

No information has yet emerged regarding the number of casualties. Moments after Trump announced the strikes to the nation, loud explosions lit up the sky and heavy smoke filled the air in Syria's capital.

Nonetheless, according to initial reports, the strikes were the biggest ever by the three Western powers against Syria in the country's seven-year-old conflict, which has pitted the U.S. and its allies against Russian Federation.

PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) - The French military targeted Syria's main chemicals research centre and two chemical production facilities overnight, officials said, adding that the air strikes were over but the military was ready to act upon request.

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Dunford said the U.S.

He called on Moscow to change course and join the West in seeking a more responsible regime in Damascus. "Assad's recent attack are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise", Trump said.

"Russia convenes an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss aggressive actions of the US and its allies", President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin website.

Looking drawn as she spoke to reporters in Downing Street in a hastily arranged press conference, she said: "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere". Russian President Vladimir Putin said that an emergency session of UN Security Council will be called over United States launched airstrikes. "The U.S. - the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons - has no moral right to blame other countries".

"American and other Western media must understand their responsibility for what happened", Zakharova wrote.

What have we learned about the Douma attack?

"You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!"

World leaders react to the airstrikes in Syria carried out by the US, UK and French forces following the latest in a series of alleged chemical attacks by Bashar al Assad's regime.


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