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Satellite images show craters at alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities

Satellite images show craters at alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities

"These strikes were a justified, legitimate and proportionate response to the Syrian regime's continued use of chemical weapons on its own people", White said. The phrase was the same one the last Republican president, George W. Bush, employed to his regret in 2003, when the Iraq war was far from over.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley stressed.

Saturday's meeting, like the one that took place on Friday just hours ahead of the strike that took out a research facility, storage bunkers, and other infrastructure that supports Syria's chemical weapons program, was requested by Russian Federation. He acknowledged, however, that Syria retains "residual" capacity but gave no details about what could be left.

Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said the meeting confirmed that the United States and its allies "continue to put worldwide politics and diplomacy in the realm of myth-making - myths invented in London, Paris and Washington".

Chlorine, as a commercially available substance, was not included in the 2013 agreement.

But analysts question the reasons for these latest raids - which signalled that Western leaders would not let a chemical weapons attack go without punishment - but demurred about deeper involvement when barrel bombs are used.

A number of countries have already supported the actions of the United States and its allies.

"The aggression is a flagrant violation of global law, a breach of the worldwide community's will, and it is doomed to fail", said state news agency SANA.

- Downing Street has published a document setting out why it says military action against the Syrian regime was legal, stating it has met three conditions permitted under global law.




The demonstrations in support of Assad were carried live on state TV.

"Yesterday we saw the American aggression, and we were able to counter it with Soviet missiles manufactured in the 1970s. So we have been conducting researches on anti-cancer medicines here, and three cancer drugs have been developed", he said.

Syrian envoy to the UN Bashar Jaafari claimed that the Douma attack was a "masquerade" mounted by rebels.

Mattis described them as a "one-time shot" to send a strong message to Assad not to use chemical weapons again.

The chemical attack: Dozens of people were reportedly killed and many more injured in a suspected chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma last week.

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

Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the incoming missiles, according to the report, which urged citizens not to believe other media reports "intentionally or unintentionally" exaggerating the results of the attack.

World closes ranks: Russian Federation and Syria have found little support for their position. The missiles hit multiple aircraft and air shelters, and destroyed the fuel area. McKenzie said 76 missiles were used in that strike.

Haley said the U.S. successfully hit the heart of Syria's chemical weapons enterprise, and because of these actions, it is confident that it has crippled Syria's chemical weapons programme.


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