Proof of Syria chemical weapons attack

Trump declares Syria airstrikes 'mission accomplished'

Trump declares Syria airstrikes 'mission accomplished'

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says, 'It was mission accomplished.' However, one of the stated goals of the strikes was to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad's government from using chemical weapons again.

Yaman Al-Quadri, a Syrian refugee who fled to Canada after being detained by government of Syrian president Bashar Assad for a month shortly after the start of the uprising in March, 2011, called the experience of watching her people suffer through chemical attacks at the hands of the military "an emotional rollercoaster".

The three strikes targeted a research center in Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, and a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and command post near Homs. "They are unlikely to alter the overall trajectory of the Syrian civil war".

With nationalist music blaring in the background, small groups of residents gathered on the streets in several locations in Damascus, waving the Syrian flag as well as the flags of Iran and Russian Federation, which have supported Assad in the seven-year-old civil war.

Trump: 'Mission Accomplished!' "Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshalled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality".

The French president said he was working closely with the USA on a possible response.

According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal, Islamabad "condemns the use of chemical weapons anywhere by anyone".

In fact, since Assad and others were led to believe that this would be a much bigger and more consequential attack than it was, especially by President Trump's own rhetoric, the very conscribed nature of the actual strikes might actually embolden the Syrian leader to use his remaining chemical weapons more frequently and with less restraint. "The American films have shown since the 1990s that Russian-made weapons are 'backward.' However, today we can see who is really lagging behind", Russian lawmaker Dmitry Sablin quoted Assad as saying.

While the Pentagon claimed the missile barrage hit their targets and would cripple Assad's ability to develop, produce or deploy chemical or biological weapons, the long-term effect was less clear.

Mr Nebenzia responded saying the environment was "not very conducive for any rapprochement" and "the political and risky military situation we are in now" must be sorted out first.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday that the United Kingdom is "confident" that the air strikes carried out by Britain, the USA and France had been successful, and that it had been "right and legal" to take action.

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the decision to launch an attack on Syria was a "legally questionable action" and accused the government of "waiting for instructions" from President Donald Trump.

Russian Federation circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action.

"President Assad was in absolutely positive spirits".

Jordan said only a political solution would guarantee stability and territorial integrity of Syria while continued violence will lead to more violence, conflict, fighting and displacement whose victims would be Syrian people.

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