President Trump tweets about Syria strikes: 'Mission Accomplished!'

For residents of Syrian capital attack comes as a disorienting predawn barrage of light and sound

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This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Facility in Syria on Saturday, April 14, 2018, following a USA -led allied missile attack.

"Russia in the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism", he said.

The airstrikes against Syrian military targets followed a chemical weapons attack on the city of Douma on April 7, which left dozens killed.

Trump's tweet Saturday morning recalled former President George W. Bush's infamous declaration, standing aboard an aircraft carrier in 2003, that the US had accomplished its mission in Iraq.

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

"Could not have had a better results" Trump tweeted.

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If President Assad was behind a chemical attack, Wauquiez said, he should answer to the International Criminal Court.

"Moreover, the air defenses in Syria destroyed most of the missiles". "The US - the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons - has no moral right to blame other countries".

She argued that "there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime".

A chemical weapon storage facility west of Homs.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility.

Iran, which has also backed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad since the conflict began in 2011, also warned of "regional consequences". On this target, 76 missiles - 57 U.S. Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) and 19 joint air-to-surface missiles - were used in the strikes.

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- French president Emmanuel Macron said "a red line" had been crossed after the chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White reiterated that the United States is only in Syria to fight the Islamic State group and does not want to get drawn into Syria's civil war.

"We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world", she said.

In last year's strikes, the USA targeted the military base from which the weapons were delivered.

Mattis described them as a "one-time shot" to send a strong message to Assad not to use chemical weapons again.

She added, "What happens next depends on what the Assad regime decides to do".

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Western diplomats said they were ready to allow time for negotiations to make every effort to bring Russian Federation aboard.

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