Assad calls missile strikes an act of 'American aggression'

Assad calls missile strikes an act of 'American aggression'

In conjunction with British and French soldiers, the USA military carried out the strikes on three sites, a scientific research center near Damascus and two chemical weapons storage facilities near Homs.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad praised Russian weaponry on Sunday as his government celebrated victory over rebels in the town where an alleged chemical attack took place, triggering US airstrikes over the weekend. The U.S. military says the Barzeh complex in Damascus was a "center for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weapons". "There won't be anything, or anyone, even close!"

"Russia condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against Syria, where Russian military personnel are assisting the legitimate government in its counterterrorism efforts", Putin said in the statement. Bashar al-Assad said his forces has nothing to do with chemical gas attack and has no intention to use such weapons in future as well.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the strikes will only increase his government's determination to continue what he described as his 'war against terrorism'.

Russian Federation has labeled the coordinated strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and Britain "unacceptable and lawless" - while warning of serious consequences.

President Donald Trump called the joint military action "a perfectly executed strike". But the Syrian regime is refuting the effectiveness of those strikes.

The US assesses that the Syrians fired about 40 missiles in retaliation, but none of them endangered the US forces and its allies.

The Trump administration is set to roll out new economic sanctions against Russian Federation for aiding Syrian leader Bashar Assad, said the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday.

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Syria says it had given up its chemical weapons in 2013.

Watch below to see Eid's powerful description of the chemical attack he survived and the oppressive and violent regime under which so many Syrians still live.

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".

Notably, the bombing occurred just hours before the UN's Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) experts were set to carry out an on-site inspection in Douma on Saturday to establish whether chemical weapons had been used there.

The air strikes were in response to the suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead last weekend in Douma.

The Pentagon said the strikes successfully hit the three chemical weapons facilities which were targeted.

"This brutal aggression is a clear violation of the global laws and the UN Charter", read Sabbagh.

Pentagon officials said the missiles first struck a scientific research centre near Damascus that develops, produces and tests chemical and biological weapons.

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