US, UK and France launch military strikes on Syria

Russia's ambassador to the United States responded by saying the attack on its ally "will not be left without consequences".

"Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences". A US official told Reuters that Tomahawk cruise missiles also were involved. It was done on targets that we believed were selected to hurt the chemical weapons program.

More than 100 missiles were fired in the capital city of Damascus by the U.S. and its allies- France and Britain.

Part of the calculation this week has also been gaming out how Russian Federation will respond.

Syrian TV showed government supporters chanting slogans and waving flags in the Damascus suburb of Douma, which was the epicenter of an alleged government chemical weapons attack which reportedly killed dozens of civilians this past week.

- US President Donald Trump condemned Syria's two main allies, Russian Federation and Iran, for supporting "murderous dictators". The Nazi forces' opening attack against the USSR in 1941 was launched around 4 a.m.

"We pray that God will bring comfort to those suffering in Syria".

In a statement posted on Facebook, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said "After this statement the American and other Western mass media should understand their responsibility in what is happening".

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said twice as many weapons were used in the strikes on Saturday compared to last April's strike.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, branded Donald Trump, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron "criminals" following the joint military operation.

However, President Vladimir Putin has denounced the strikes, calling them an "act of aggression". He said Russian Federation is calling for an immediate U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the US and its allies.

After the strikes were launched, the Russian Embassy in Washington issued a warning to the U.S.

Mattis told reporters there were no reports of USA losses in the operation.

"Insulting the president of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible", Antonov added.

Pence told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of a summit in Peru on Saturday that President Donald Trump "made it clear to the world" that the United States "will not tolerate these chemical weapons".

As of yet, there has been no military response from Syria.

Trump said that the "massacre" last weekend in Syria "was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime".

"Based on recent experience, we fully expect a significant disinformation campaign over the coming days by those who have aligned themselves with the Assad regime", said Mattis, adding that White and Lieutenant General Kenneth F. McKenzie would speak "in effort to maintain transparency and accuracy".

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