Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

US President Donald Trump has ordered air attacks in Syria "on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities".

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities, they say. The move is a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week, which killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “condemns the attack in the most serious way”.

Explosions hit the capital, Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of Homs, the Pentagon said.

“The nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality,” US President Donald Trump said in an address from the White House at about 21:00 local time (02:00 BST).

“The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons,” he said. The wave of strikes is the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad’s government by Western powers in seven years of Syria’s civil war.

Related Post

Mass grave found in northern Mexico
views 69
Mexico City: A grave has been found in northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday, as a rights group indicated it could contain 31,000 bone fragments ...
Chile volcano erupts: Experts warn 185mph torrent of destruction could foll...
views 33
The concerns come after Chile's Calbuco volcano spewed a thick plume of ash into the sky, forcing locals to flee and putting authorities on high alert...
Taiwan Earthquake: 5 dead, 200 pulled alive 
views 58
At least five people have died including a ten-day-old baby after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan in the early hours of this morning, causing a ...
Attacker killed at Paris Orly airport
views 20
A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier's weapon at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces...
Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula directed attack against Paris
views 59
CAIRO: Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris "as revenge for the honour" of I...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK