US, Allies launch retaliatory strikes against Syria

Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron

Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron

Syria's foreign ministry on Saturday denounced Western strikes as a "brutal, barbaric aggression" hours after the US, France, and Britain launched a joint operation against military installations.

Israel immediately responded at the time with strikes against Syrian air defenses and Iranian "targets", hailing it as "the biggest and most significant attack the air force has conducted against Syrian air defenses" since the 1982 Lebanon War.

Johnson tweeted Saturday that he welcomed the news of the military strike against major chemical weapons facilities in Syria in concert with "our US and French allies".

Russia and Syria have blamed Israel for attacking the base, and the Kremlin this week said Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed it with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone conversation.

Mattis also said that any strike would not represent a shift in USA strategy in Syria, which is aimed at defeating the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

"On a strategic level, it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control", he said.

Israeli leaders have warned that they will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence near its border in Syria, where it could stage attacks.

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President Donald Trump is reiterating his call to have other nations take on more of the burden in Syria. Iran and Russian Federation could step up their involvement in the country.

President Donald Trump says he is "prepared to sustain" strikes against Syria until the use of chemical agents stops.

Speaking via satellite link Friday to supporters in Beirut, Nasrallah also called the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma "theater".

An official says in a statement Saturday that President Donald Trump made clear previous year that the use of chemical weapons was a red line not to be crossed.

The advanced Iranian drone believed to be a copy of a USA stealth drone that was downed in Iran in 2011, took off from the T-4 airbase deep in the Syrian province of Homs and crossed into Israeli territory via Jordanian airspace. The United States would not be going to war with Assad or his chief allies, Russian Federation and Iran. This complicated situation will be against US interests.

It added that Yemen's military did not possess such aircraft and it was "impossible to manufacture them locally".

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