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The U.S., France and Britain launched the strikes early Saturday morning, firing 105 missiles at three Syrian chemical weapons facilities - one in the capital of Damascus and two others near Homs, near the border with northern Lebanon.

At the meeting, the fifth in a week on chemical weapons in Syria, Russia and its supporters again clashed with the USA and its allies over a suspected poison gas attack on April 7 in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

The wave of missile strikes was the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of Syria's brutal civil war.

Last night the UN Security Council has rejected a resolution tabled by Russian Federation calling for condemnation of the "aggression" by the United States and its allies against Syria.

Trump had said "mission accomplished" on Twitter after the strikes, though US Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie at the Pentagon acknowledged elements of the programme remain and he could not guarantee that Syria would be unable to conduct a chemical attack in the future.

"The overwhelming why this was the right thing to do, and that is to deter the use of chemical weapons - not just by the Assad regime - but around the world", Mr Johnson said. "We all know our work in Syria is not done", she said.

Syrian state media quoted Assad as telling the visiting Russian politicians that allied forced behind the strikes had waged a campaign of "lies and misinformation" against Russia and Syria.

The airstrike was in response to last week's chemical weapons attack, which the U.G. government and some of its allies believe was carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


Although the White House and the Defense Department made it clear that they meant to pursue only the one strike unless Syria used chemical weapons again, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, underscored that the United States is "locked and loaded" in her statement on Saturday.

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", she added.

"I say to the foreign secretary, I say to the prime minister, where is the legal basis for this?"

"We were apprised in advance of the operation", Trudeau told reporters at the end of a three-day visit to Peru.

In Damascus, Russia's news agencies reported that Assad told a group of Russian lawmakers that the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression. She says the USA was confident that they had "significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons ever again".

It seeks answers from Syria on gaps in its chemical weapons declaration to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. I support President Trump's limited action to target chemical weapons facilities and hold this brutal regime accountable.


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