Activists worry United States airstrikes won't deter Assad: 'Mission not accomplished'

16 April, 2018, 11:54 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • For residents of Syrian capital attack comes as a disorienting predawn barrage of light and sound

"Last night, we obliterated the major research facility that it used to assemble weapons of mass murder", Haley told an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Syria.

Haley gave Russian Federation a stern warning about the Syrian regime's future use of chemical weapons, a warning she said came directly from President Donald Trump.

She added: "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line".

"We are prepared to sustain this pressure, if the Syrian regime is foolish enough to test our will", she said.

The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago.

"We do not seek conflict in Syria, but we can not allow such grievous violations of global law", she said, referring to the suspected chemical attack.

He said there were no known civilian casualties, but noted Syria had fired about 40 unguided surface-to-air missiles, most of which did not launch until after the allied strike was over.

Russian Federation had also proposed a draft resolution condemning the US-initiated strikes of Syria which was only supported by China and Bolivia.

But analysts question the reasons for these latest raids - which signalled that Western leaders would not let a chemical weapons attack go without punishment - but demurred about deeper involvement when barrel bombs are used.




Dunford said the first targeted was a scientific research center in the Damascus area.

Western powers blamed President Bashar al-Assad, but Syria and its ally Russian Federation categorically denied the claims and accused the West of "fabricating" the incident to justify military action.

The Syrian government has to declare the entire stockpile of chemical weapons in order to resume the political dialogue in Geneva, US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

According to USA officials, the operation comprised three United States destroyers, a French frigate and a U.S. submarine.

"Another fear that has arisen in the security establishment", the source added, "is that the Western powers' operation will provide Russian Federation with the excuse to ignore Israel's requests and expedite the sale of advanced anti-aircraft weapons to Assad's army, something that would harm the IDF's freedom of action".

The decision to strike, after days of deliberations, marked Trump's second order to attack Syria.

"You can keep burning people alive and dropping barrel bombs over cities, but don't use chemical weapons, because it will make us look bad".

He did not rule out sarin use.

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