United Kingdom jets fire at Syrian base in 'limited and targeted' strike

UK Prime Minister Theresa may

Britain joined the United States and France in what May cast as a "limited and targeted" strike after intelligence indicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government was responsible for an attack using chemical weapons in Douma.

"Most worrying, is that she has acted at the behest of presidential tweets and sidelined parliament", he said.

She repeated that it was about sending a strong message about chemical attacks. "The military strike was necessary and appropriate in order to preserve the effectiveness of the global ban on the use of chemical weapons", said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"The three leaders agreed that the military strikes taken against the Syrian Regime's chemical weapons sites had been a success", a No 10 spokesman said.

The group said it "strongly condemned" the action and accused May of "sanctioning killing" at US President Donald Trump's behest.

"There is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime", May said in a televised statement.

Britain's Ministry of Defence said Four Royal Air Force Tornado jets from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus were used to fire Storm Shadow missiles at a military facility believed to have stored chemical weapons near Homs.

The Russian military said 103 cruise missiles were fired, including Tomahawk missiles, but Syrian air defence systems managed to intercept 71 of them.

In a speech, she gave a vivid description of the victims of the alleged chemical strike that killed scores, huddling in basements as gas rained down.

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The targets included a Syrian center in the greater Damascus area for the research, development, production, and testing of chemical and biological weaponry as well as a chemical weapons storage facility near the city of Homs. Moscow has denied any involvement.

May added: "The Syrian Regime has a history of using chemical weapons against its own people in the most cruel and abhorrent way".

"The goal of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons", Trump said.

For his part, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Gerard Batten, opposed the British military action in Syria.

Meanwhile, Britain's main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the US -led military strikes on Syria jointly staged by three leading Western countries as a "legally questionable action", saying that the British government should "not taking instructions from Washington".

"Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said in a statement.

"Now that the US, France and the United Kingdom have decided on their reaction to the use of chemical weapons last weekend, the need for a diplomatic offensive is more imperative than ever".

"Britain should be playing a leadership role to bring about a ceasefire in the conflict, not taking instructions from Washington and putting British military personnel in harm's way", he said.

The post Syria Strikes: British Prime Minister Faces Backlash For Bypassing Parliament appeared first on Channels Television. No debate in Parliament about the action or its potential consequences.

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