As of Saturday, neither Syria nor its Russian or Iranian allies retaliated, USA officials said, though Assad has denied that he used chemical weapons in the April 7 attack in Douma that killed as many as 70 people and injured 1,000 others. But that is to trivialize Assad's offense and suggest that the USA commander in chief can't or shouldn't act because he's besieged.
"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway", Trump said. Those aren't the only difference between the strikes.
He said Russian air defenses did not fire, while Syrian air defenses were completely ineffective against an attack from multiple directions involving not just U.S., British and French aircraft but also U.S. naval destroyers, a cruiser and French frigate and even a U.S. submarine. But without a broader strategy, our air strikes will send the wrong message: that we are not concerned about the vast majorities of mass atrocities that have become commonplace in Syria for the last seven years. U.S. officials said the strikes were in self-defense.
The military said there were three targets - the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons "bunker" a few miles from the second target.
· British Prime Minister May cited reports that said the Syrian government had used barrel bombs to deliver the chemical weapons.
That attack involved 59 Tomahawk missiles fired from two US warships in the Mediterranean Sea. "But at the same time, it was a heavy strike". The treaty does, however, prohibit the use of chlorine as a weapon. "Especially, if there are doubts", one reporter asked.
"Some, who for years have flouted the most basic rules of global law, today are affirming that our action runs counter to the U.N. Charter", said French Ambassador François Delattre. Last year, the USA carried out the attack on its own. "When our President draws a red line, our President enforces the red line". "They are laughing at us".
"We can not stand by as Russian Federation trashes every worldwide norm that we stand for", Ms Haley said. Defence secretary Gavin Wiliamson told BBC Radio 4: "Our service personnel have played an important role in terms of degrading the ability of the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in the future, but also it sends a clear message to the Syrian regime that they can not continue to use chemical weapons with impunity". Now that the extent and nature of the strikes are much clearer, my assessment is that they will not achieve their stated goal.
The suburban Damascus area targeted in the suspected chemical attack last Saturday was among a dwindling number of rebel-held areas as Assad expands his control. And one question that remains - despite the differences - is the level of impact.
Trump announced Friday night that the U.S., France and Britain have launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again.
Warships, fighters jets and cruise missiles were used in the coordinated operation that struck military infrastructure and sites allegedly used to develop and manufacture chemical weapons.
The Syrian government surrendered its stockpiles of chemical weapons during a process monitored by the OPCW in 2014.
"The Security Council has failed in its duty to hold those who use chemical weapons to account", Haley said at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council that was called by Russian Federation over Friday night's strikes.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday night that the United States was expecting a disinformation campaign by those aligned with the Assad regime.
Avoiding further erosion of these norms is in the national interest of the United States.
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"Our mission stays the same - it's to defeat ISIS".
French President Emmanuel Macron said the action was narrowly focused on Syria's chemical weapons facilities while May insisted there was no intention to interfere in the broader civil war that has engulfed the country since 2011.
"I would not in any way attempt to extrapolate that to a change in our policy or posture relative to our military activities in Syria today".
But Trump says America does not seek "an indefinite presence" in Syria and will look to pull out its troops once the Islamic State is totally defeated. Thankfully all USA troops involved in the operation appeared to have come through it without casualties.
It was almost exactly one year ago that the US carried out airstrikes on Syria, marking one of Mr. Trump's most decisive actions in office at the time.
The West's assessments of what happened April 7 in Douma rely mainly on open source information. Still, the EU's goal is to prevent an escalation of the conflict, Mogherini said, calling for an immediate ceasefire and a "genuine political transition" in Syria. And great warriors they are. "The whole world is looking at you. We can not purge the world of evil, or act everywhere there is tyranny".
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Trump tweeted to describe a "calm and calculated" White House focused with clear priorities: trade, North Korea, and Syria . And now press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says no final decisions have been made about a response.
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