Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Medical | By Alyssa Little

What we know so far about the strikes on Syria


Syrian state media slammed Western strikes on Saturday as illegal and "doomed to fail", after the US, France, and Britain launched a joint operation against the Damascus government.

The strikes were targeted to inflict maximum damage on sites linked to chemical weapons development. Unleashing 105 missiles, the U.S., British and French forces leveled at least one building and set back the country's chemical weapons program "for years," Pentagon officials said.

As Donald Trump announced the US' decision to launch an attack on Syria, series of explosions rocked Damascus, the capital city of Syria.

"A perfectly executed strike last night", Mr. Trump said.

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended", Bush said at the time, standing before a large banner reading "Mission Accomplished".

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In a statement Mrs May said that the Syrian regime had demonstrated a "persistent pattern of behaviour" when it came to the use of chemical weapons, that "must be stopped".

The Pentagon claims the overnight strikes "significantly crippled Assad's ability to produce chemical weapons".

Syria and Russian Federation have both denied using chemical weapons and said the claims were fabrications used to justify Western military action.

Paris released a dossier which it said showed Damascus was to blame for the poison gas attack on Douma, the last town holding out in a rebel-held swathe of territory near Damascus which government forces have recaptured in this year's biggest offensive.

The strikes targeted three areas: a scientific research center near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs and a storage facility and command post near Homs. Russia's ambassador to the United States said Moscow had warned that "such actions will not be left without consequences".

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When asked whether the British parliament should approve any possible United Kingdom intervention in Syria, Shaw said that he wonders "what possible motive could have triggered Syria to launch this chemical attack at this time in this place". The United States has an important national interest in averting a worsening catastrophe in Syria, and specifically deterring the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.

Russian Federation and Iran, supporters of the Assad regime, condemned the strikes.

"So we have no choice but to conclude that diplomatic action on its own will not be any more effective in the future than it has been in the past", she said, arguing that it was "both legal and right" to carry out the strikes in Syria.

Following the strikes, Russian Federation called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to address the military campaign.

Following the US-led strikes, however, "we consider it possible to return to examination of this issue not only in regard to Syria but to other countries as well", Rudskoi said.

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The attack also drew criticism from many of Trump's most ardent supporters in the US.

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