All You Need To Know About The Airstrikes In Syria

A missile from the air defenses belonging to the Syrian Arab Air Force attempts to intercept a coalition missile in Damascus

A missile from the air defenses belonging to the Syrian Arab Air Force attempts to intercept a coalition missile in Damascus

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" after ordering a military strike on suspected chemical weapons targets in Syria Friday night, provoking strong protests by Syrian leaders, Iran and Russian Federation.

The US Ambassador to United Nations also used the occasion to defend the usage of the words "mission accomplished", by the US President Donald Trump after he ordered the military on Friday to launch airstrikes on three sites in Syria. "We call upon Russian Federation to honor its commitment to ensure the Assad regime dismantles its chemical weapons program and never uses chemical weapons again".

Dozens chanted and held signs to demonstrate their disappointment in President Trump's decision to use military force in Syria without first letting worldwide organizations confirm the chemical attacks.

"We are prepared to sustain this pressure if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", CNN reported she told the U.N. Security Council.

Syria, Russia and Iran have denied Assad's government used chemical weapons, and have blamed the attack in Douma on both foreign actors and militant groups.

Russian Federation filed a draft resolution condemning the missile attack as a violation of global law and the UN Charter, and demanding the USA and its allies cease aggression against Syria.

Airstrikes became the response to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Douma, killing 70 people.

The site west of the city of Homs was an alleged underground chemical weapons storage facility, doubling as a command post.

Israel is anxious that this will allow Iran, which along with Russian Federation is a staunch ally of the ruling regime of Bashar al-Assad, to undertake a military buildup in Syria that will threaten Israel's security.

The three sites included the Barzah chemical-weapons research and development center near Damascus that was hit by 76 missiles and "destroyed".

"This operation does not represent a change in United States policy, nor an attempt to depose the Syrian regime".

Saturday's airstrikes drew support from the European Union, Germany, Israel and other allies.

It is our goal "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things", Haley said. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "will still continue to bomb his people, to gas his people". "It is not about regime change".

Soussan reiterated a pledge by the Syrian government that the chemical experts would be allow to investigate unimpeded.

He did not rule out sarin use.

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