Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Russian Federation condemned attack against Syria

Russian Federation condemned attack against Syria

The United States, France and Britain have said the missile strikes were limited to Syria's chemical weapons capabilities and not aimed at toppling Assad or intervening in the civil war. "I don't say we've ever said it's OK", she said.

Russia's Ministry of Defense claimed Syria's air defense systems intercepted 71 out of 105 missiles launched at three sites in Syria early Saturday morning local time in the airstrikes carried out by the United States, Great Britain and France in response to concern Assad's forces carried out a chemical attack against civilians in the rebel-held town of Douma last weekend that killed more than 70 people. The Western states have accused forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad of an attack with the use of chemical weapons in Duma.

In an indication that the West, too, would prefer to lower tensions, the USA and Britain both reiterated that their military action on Saturday was not aimed at Assad, Putin's ally, only at his use of chemical weapons.

President Trump said the strikes were necessary to prevent chemical weapons from being used on innocent Syrians again.

Haley said the USA would not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals were accomplished.

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On "Fox News Sunday", Haley said the term "mission accomplished" had different definitions in military and political circles.

The Syrian Armed Forces later said the US and its Western allies fired a total of one-hundred-and-ten missiles from manned aircraft and ships. It says Syria's chemical weapons programme has been set back years.

On Saturday, France, the United States and the United Kingdom handed over to their 12 Security Council partners a new draft resolution on Syria, which is reportedly expected to address the chemical weapons issue, as well as the political and humanitarian problems. Responding to the airstrikes, Putin on Saturday condemned what he called "an attack on Syria".

Johnson added there was no proposal in place for further attacks, but if Assad's regime were to repeat chemical attacks "clearly, with allies, we would study what the options were". The operation targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities - one in the capital of Damascus and two others near Homs, near the border with northern Lebanon. The legality of the air strikes under global law, however, remains questionable.

New Western air strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos" in global relations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday.

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