Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished' In Syria Strike

Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished' In Syria Strike

The United States will impose new sanctions on Russian Federation over an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

The strikes, a joint operation between the US, United Kingdom and France, targeted three locations associated with the production and storage of chemical weapons: a scientific research center; a storage center for sarin and its precursor components; and a chemical weapons storage facility and command post, according to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. The Pentagon said there were three targets: a 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.

"The Syrian response was remarkably ineffective in all domains", the general also said. He added that Syria's air defenses were ineffective and that numerous more than 40 surface-to-air missiles fired by the Syrians were launched after the allied attack was over. It was "a little more than the symbolic strike from previous year but steering clear of any major operation". "Public estimates are as high as 200", she said.

French Defense Minister Florence Parly said the Russians were warned "ahead of time" - despite claims from the Pentagon that Moscow was not notified.

The White House, mired in controversies, is not likely to pursue Assad too aggressively, Piazza said. Dozens of civilians were killed April 7 in a suspected poison gas attack on the final rebel stronghold outside Damascus. "Trump did it to save face".

Iran has also been supportive of the Assad regime.

Kalil and his wife are Kurdish and he says most of their relatives live in the northern city of Afrin, near the Turkish border.

The limited strikes were deplored by the Syrian opposition, which saw the West as lacking an worldwide strategy for dealing with the civil war. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message".

Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.

Trump is betting that periodic shows of American force - in the form of missiles and fighter jets - can convince Assad and his backers not to use chemical weapons again.

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Trump asked, adding the two countries are "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime". Global stock markets have had a whipsaw week, largely fuelled by Trump's tendency to change his mind over top policy issues.

"A shame on humanity", said Hadi al Bahra, a member of the opposition Syrian Negotiating Commission. "Our warnings have been left unheard", Anatoly Antonov, Russia's ambassador to the US, wrote on Facebook.

"The internal contradictions at work in Trump's approach were on full display Friday night when the president addressed the nation". It was not clear when the visit would take place.

USA defense officials say they have high confidence chlorine gas was used and are still assessing evidence indicating the presence of sarin gas.

As the attacks increase in size so too do the odds of a military confrontation with Russian Federation or Iran. They're not resettled refugees; both have become USA citizens, but Kalil says many of their relatives still live in Syria.

She said that it is "entirely up to Assad" whether the missile attack on Syria was a one-time response to the suspected chemical attack by Syrian forces a week ago that killed more than 40 people or part of a continuing allied military effort.

"We say enough with death, enough with killing civilians", said Hani Atassi, president of the Syrian American Council chapter in Chicago.

Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, also an Assad ally, that any new Western strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos in global relations".

Disputing the Russian military's contention that Syrian air defense units downed 71 allied missiles, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said no USA or allies missiles were stopped. The Assad regime's propaganda machine is in overdrive, claiming victory after the attack threatened by United States president Donald Trump turned out to be less severe than anticipated.

The United States "gave diplomacy chance after chance after chance", she said, only to have Russian Federation block, last Tuesday, an effort to set up an independent body to investigate chemical attacks in Syria.

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