'mission accomplished' on 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

'mission accomplished' on 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

President Donald Trump triumphantly declared "Mission Accomplished!" on Saturday following a US-led missile assault on the Syrian regime, and warned another attack could follow if Damascus were to unleash more chemical weapons. Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, said the strikes have been "a very serious blow".

Russian Federation on Saturday called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council as Moscow said it would consider supplying S-300 missile systems to Syria following US -led strikes. The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs.

Around 30 missiles were fired in the attack, and a third of them were shot down, the official said. The use of which, she says, "is inexcusable" and "illegal".

Last year, the airbase was a single target - the Shayrat airbase - that base that was believed to be where the Syrian regime's chemical weapons attack originated. Pictures from pro-opposition groups circulated on social media showing lifeless bodies piled in basements. The response was an attempt to weaken Assad's capabilities, and make the prohibition of chemical weapons clear. The attack that prompted the U.S.to respond last April killed 86 Syrian civilians. That evidence includes victim statements, images of barrel bomb fragments and reliable reports of Syrian government helicopters in the area. They come from nerve agents.

The UN Security Council called an emergency session for Saturday morning at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had denied that Syria used chemical weapons and strongly condemned the attacks as destabilizing worldwide order.

Iran, which has also backed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad since the conflict began in 2011, also warned of "regional consequences".

They waved Russian and Iranian flags as they cheered for the dictator of the war-torn country.

The Kremlin released a statement from Putin saying the strike was an "act of aggression against a sovereign state which is in the front line in the fight against terrorism", and that there was no proof a chemical weapons attack had taken place.

A package on the side of the road is anti-venom, which Sayed says is what they were producing.

President Trump took to Twitter early Saturday morning, "Mission Accomplished!" he wrote.

He maintained that these attacks were done "without the sanction of the United Nations Security Council, in violation of the UN Charter, norms and principles of global law", and that Russian Federation was calling for an immediate UN Security Council meeting. Eight countries, including the United States, the UK and France, which had carried out a strike against Syria, voted against, and four more countries, including Kazakhstan, abstained.

Russia's ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzia, added that the airstrikes, carried out by the U.S.as well as the United Kingdom and France, amounted to "aggression against a sovereign state" without allowing the U.N.to investigate the suspected poison gas attack. "Any unilateral military action bypassing the Security Council runs contrary to the objective and principles of the United Nations charter and violates the principles of worldwide law and the basic norms governing global relations, and will further complicate the Syrian issue".

The United States has largely avoided wading directly into the seven-year Syrian war or confronting President Bashar Assad and his allies, except for coalition efforts to defeat the Islamic State.



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