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United States lawmakers support Syria airstrikes - mostly

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on tax policy in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C. U.S. on Thursday United States lawmakers support Syria airstrikes - mostly
Andrew Cummings | 14 April, 2018, 14:42

Perhaps in preparation for a strike, Syria repositioned some of its aircraft from bases earlier in the week, a US official told ABC News.

Syrian state TV called the attacks a "blatant violation of global law and shows contempt for worldwide legitimacy".

Tayyip Erdogan, president of Syria's neighbour Turkey, said on Friday he had spoken by phone with Trump and Putin and told both that increasing tensions in the region was not right.

Defense Secretary James Mattis emphasized that care was taken to ensure the strike would only target the al-Assad regime, and the coalition forces went to "great lengths to prevent civilian and foreign casualties".

Trump said that he made a decision to take action because last weekend's action by Assad "was a significant attack against his own people", and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead".

Later, May's office said she had spoken with Trump by telephone, and the two had agreed it was vital to challenge Assad's use of chemical weapons, and that they would continue to work closely together to do so.

The U.S. on Friday launched "precision" military strikes against targets inside Syria linked to recent chemical attacks, said President Trump in a statement from the White House. He said the United States' response would integrate "all instruments of our power", including diplomatic and economic avenues.

In anticipation of the media war to come, Mattis, in a pointed allusion to Russian Federation, said in his briefing, "We fully expect a significant disinformation campaign by those who have aligned themselves with the Assad regime".

French President Emmanuel Macron said he "ordered the French armed forces to intervene" after a "red line set by France" on the use of chemical weapons had been crossed.

The second was at a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs, while the third was at a chemical equipment storage facility and important command post.

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There was also no indication that Syrian government forces had entered Douma on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. That attack in Duma, a rebel-held town in Syria's eastern Ghouta region, left dozens dead, including children.

Just weeks ago, Trump said he wanted to end US involvement in Syria and bring American troops home to focus on the homeland. The participation of British and French forces enables Trump to assert a wider global commitment against the use of chemical weapons, but the multi-pronged attack carries the risk of Russian retaliation.

"I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people last week", he said.

In an early response, the Russian foreign ministry called the Western attacks a violation of worldwide laws. A YouGov poll showed just one in five members of the public support a strike on Syria. "How did we get here again?" another chimed in.

The US and its allies "are responsible for the regional consequences of this adventurist action", the statement added.

The fighters from the Jaish al-Islam group left overnight with thousands of civilians on board 85 buses that took them to areas of northern Syria still held by rebels. "All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris".

In fact, Trump took direct aim at the roles of Russian Federation and Iran in aiding the regime, calling the chemical attack and the retaliatory strikes the "direct result of Russia's failure" to ensure Assad did not use chemical weapons.

"We used the normal deconfliction channel to deconflict airspace, we did not coordinate targets", Dunford said.

Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions.

"The red line set by France in May 2017 has been crossed", he added.

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