Syrian Downed 71 of 103 Missiles in Joint US, UK, French Attack

Syrian Downed 71 of 103 Missiles in Joint US, UK, French Attack

Meanwhile, Germany's chancellor said the air strikes are a "necessary and appropriate" response to the attack on Douma. Friday night's strikes targeted the Syrian regime's chemical weapon research, development and production capabilities.

Pence says he's hopeful that Russian Federation and Iran will "once and for all abandon chemical weapons" against innocent civilians.

The U.S. -led military attack on Syria has limited influence on curbing fighting capacity of the Syrian forces, Osama Danura, a Syria political expert who holds PhD in political science, said on Saturday. Since Russia is the guarantor of the failed 2013 chemical weapons agreement, the West needs to keep Russia on the hook for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons.

The Prime Minister also warned Russian Federation that the air strikes should act as a warning to Russian Federation over its use of chemical weapons.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility.

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But Russian president Vladimir Putin condemned the Syria strikes as an "act of aggression" that would have a "destructive" influence on worldwide relations.

Russia Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov blamed the United States, the United Kingdom, and France for any actions Russia takes in response to the missile strike on Syria.

During the night, the US, UK, and France unleashed 105 missiles on Syria, in what was the first coordinated Western strike action on the Damascus government. Western powers are blaming the attack on the Syrian government and its allies Russian Federation and Iran, which are denying the attack took place. He was maligned on social media for using the phrase "mission accomplished", which became notorious in 2003 when then-President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" two months into what would become an eight-year-long war in Iraq.

In 2017, the USA launched missiles against Syria following reports of a sarin gas attack.

The Pentagon denied that any missiles were intercepted by the Syrian regime and said that strikes "successfully hit every target". "The capital of a sovereign government, trying for years to survive under terrorist aggression, has been attacked". Photo: AP Damascus skies erupt with anti-aircraft fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018.