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'Mission accomplished': Trump praises 'perfectly executed' strike on Syria

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Becky Salazar | 15 April, 2018, 01:01

Trump has also said the the U.S.is prepared to continue the attacks until the Syrian regime stops using chemical weapons.

Residents of Damascus, the capital, woke to the sounds of multiple explosions shaking the city before the dawn call to prayer.

Amid the scramble, Pentagon officials, led by Mattis, cautioned that a blanket bombing campaign could risk drawing the USA into conflict with Russian Federation and Iran, who back Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, officials said.

Douma was the last rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, and is the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a volley of Western air strikes on Saturday.

"If Russia had lived up to its commitment, there would be no chemical weapons in Syria and we would not be here today", Haley said.

Syria and its ally, Russia, deny any such attack, which activists say killed more than 43 people last weekend.

The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

The US, UK, and France carried out a joint operation on Friday night targeting three research facilities in Syria thought to have been involved in the production of chemical weapons.

At least three US ships, as well as piloted warplanes, participated in the airstrikes.

The strikes risked pulling the United States deeper into the complex, multisided war in Syria from which Trump only last week said he wanted to withdraw.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said there was some "activity" by Syrian surface-to-air missiles, but there were no reports of US or allied casualties. The U.S. -Russia communication line, called a deconfliction channel, has been active since the strikes, officials said.

The allied strikes against the Syrian regime were too constrained and specific to have a positive effect towards reaching a political solution, Defence Minister Jüri Luik said in an interview with ERR's radio news on Saturday. "No nation can succeed in the long run by promoting rogue states, brutal tyrants and murderous dictators".

"In 2013, President Vladimir Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons".

Russia's ambassador to the United States warned that there would be consequences for the US-led military strikes, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president. The allies remained in close consultation, he said.

Over 100 missiles were launched at civilian and military facilities in Syria in response to an alleged gas attack in Douma that has been widely blamed on Assad's forces.

"This is not about intervening in a civil war", she said. "It is about a limited and targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region and that does everything possible to prevent civilian casualties".

He notes that Russian Federation in the past refrained from providing Syria with its state-of-the-art S-300 air defense missile systems on Western prodding but could reconsider it now. French and British warplanes also fired long-range missiles, while a British submarine launched cruise missiles.

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