Syria: UN Security Council meets over US-led air strikes

US President Donald Trump makes a statement about Syria at the White House in Washington

US President Donald Trump makes a statement about Syria at the White House in Washington

The U.S., France and Britain launched over 100 missiles in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency spread misinformation before and after the 2016 US election, leveraging both Facebook and Twitter to hit users. That makes degrading it through military strikes far more hard.

Responding to the horrific images after a chemical attack on the people of Syria, the United States and its allies launched a missile attack Friday night.

"We're not cooperating with them in Syria. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons used by that very bad regime".

Eid, who escaped Syria through Lebanon in 2013, told Cabrera that he would love to buy President Trump "a beer and just sit in front of you and tell you how bad it is in Syria". It is still unclear how effective the strikes will be against Syria's regime. But the very narrow and limited nature of the strikes served to weaken deterrence of future Syrian chemical weapons use. Putin demanded a United Nations Security Council immediately.

Haley said President Donald Trump is prepared to strike Syria again if that happens, though she declined to say how the United States would respond to the use of conventional weapons.

"The red line set by France in May 2017 has been crossed", he said.

- Strikes were launched by British, French and United States forces at 2am Irish Time at three sites connected with the Syrian regime's chemical weapons programme.

The US and its European allies chose three targets instead of the single air base hit previous year and used twice as many weapons.

"We specifically identified these targets to mitigate the risk of Russian forces being involved", Dunford told reporters.

DAILY POST reports that air strikes by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday hit three targets that Western officials said were linked to chemical weapons development in the Damascus and Homs areas.

The statement also stressed that the "flames of such crime will engulf the perpetrators and supporters" of the attack on Syria.

- Syrian state TV called the attacks a "blatant violation of global law and shows contempt for worldwide legitimacy".

The ministry reported that a total of 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles had been fired (while 59 missiles were fired at the Shayrat Airbase last year), majority were shot down by Syria's air defense units upon approaching their targets.

And although the Russians reported a number of Syrian military airfields, industrial sites and research facilities were hit, the Syrians said otherwise.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S. warned that there would be consequences for the strike. Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible.

"The Syrian regime and its supporters are responsible for the gravest violations of global humanitarian law in modern history", Braithwaite said.

The UN Security Council called an emergency session for Saturday morning at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had denied that Syria used chemical weapons and strongly condemned the attacks as destabilizing worldwide order. "Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", Mr Corbyn said.

Israel commended the swift response of the USA and its allies. "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", she added.

The official says that "Syria continues to carry out murderous actions and be a base for these actions and others, including Iran's, that put its territory, forces and leadership in peril".

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