Syrian Refugee Praises Trump's 'Leadership and Bravery' in Strike

Britain France say they joined strikes on Syria

Britain France say they joined strikes on Syria

Military strikes hit three targets: a warfare technology center and two chemical weapons facilities.

Haley said Trump told her the "locked and loaded" should the Syrian government continue to launch chemical weapons attacks against civilians.

Vice President Mike Pence also said Trump carried out the strikes armed with US intelligence that at "a minimum it was the chemical weapon of chlorine", noting investigators still might prove sarin was used. He said $400 billion would be needed to restore Syria's economy and called the coalition missile strikes "an act of aggression".

The UK, France and the USA are pushing for an independent investigation into allegations that Syrian Government forces are using chemical weapons - a day after launching air strikes on the war-torn country.

Asked if this meant Mr Assad could carry on using barrel bombs and other means in the war provided he did not use chemical weapons, Mr Johnson said that was the "unhappy" outcome.

Trump used the haunting political phrase "Mission Accomplished!" in a tweet Saturday morning to praise the "perfectly executed strike" against Syria. "This place was developing cancer medications because we couldn't import them anymore as a result of sanctions".

The White House intended the strike to deter Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from using chemical weapons after a suspected attack using sarin and chlorine gas killed dozens of people last week in the rebel stronghold of Douma, east of Damascus.

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In a UN Security Council session Saturday, American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley warned that the United States was "locked and loaded" to take aim at Syria again if Assad uses chemical weapons again.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will make the announcement by Monday and it will affect companies that are "dealing with equipment related to Assad and any chemical weapons use", according to US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

For adoption, a resolution requires at least nine votes in favor on the condition that none of the permanent members - Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States - votes against.

Russian Federation and Syria claim the attack was fabricated.

"Yes, where you see the smoke", he said.

Mr Assad said that he believed that the airstrikes would unify the country, according to Dmitry Sablin who was one of his visitors. The U.S. will remain ready, but future actions, they say are dependent upon Syrian President Bashar Assad. The US, UK and France claimed success in striking chemical weapons facilities in the country.

In a joint operation with the United Kingdom and France, chemical weapons sites, including a storage facility and a research base, were targeted in the pre-dawn hours, constituting the largest military intervention so far since the civil war began.

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