United States 'locked and loaded' for potential future Syria strike

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British jets struck "a former missile base. where the regime is assessed to keep chemical weapon precursors", the country's defense ministry said, while France said the military action was aimed at "the secret chemical arsenal of the Syrian regime".

A USA -led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since September 2014 as part of a largely successful effort to break the IS grip on both Syria and Iraq.

US President Donald Trump announced the military action from the White House.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday that Russia's obstruction at the UN Security Council left NATO's U.S, British and French allies no option but to launch a missile attack on key Syrian installations. "It deters further attacks; it degrades the ability of the Syrian regime to conduct new attacks; and it's a way to support the ban on chemical weapons".

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. Could not have had a better result.

In comments posted on his Twitter feed, Harris said: "The use of chemical weapons can never be tolerated in the civilized world".

Jebelli further emphasized that regional countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, were not able to engage in a direct war against Syria, but gave money to the USA to wage wars.

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

His generals pushed back, not wanting to escalate tensions with those two countries, the officials said.

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With the latest US missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America's red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons.

On Monday, Russia warned that any military intervention from the USA against Russian allies in Syria would result in the "most serious consequences" and called news of last weekend's chemical attacks "fabricated". He described the main aim as establishing "a strong deterrent" against chemical weapons use.

On Friday night, the USA, the United Kingdom, and France joined in a coordinated missile strike launched at three locations in Syria, following a week of threats after the Syrian military allegedly used chemical weapons on civilians in Douma on April 7.

Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, condemned Russian Federation on Friday over its support for Assad, saying before the U.N. security council that "Russia alone" was responsible for enabling the Syrian strongman.

On April 12, Russian Federation announces the whole of Ghouta is all but under pro-regime control as more rebel fighters leave Douma. "The American president, the French president and the British prime minister are criminals".

During a week of tense sabre-rattling, Russian officials periodically warned the USA that a military response may spiral out of control to war. "USA president, United Kingdom prime minister and the President of France are criminals", he reportedly said. But, she said, "We can not allow such grievous violations of worldwide law".

"Very soon, very soon, we're coming out", Trump said to a crowd in Richfield, Ohio, on March 30.

Russia's defense ministry said that none of the dozens of missiles and smart bombs fired over a period of about 90 minutes entered airspace guarded by advanced systems above Russian bases near the coast. Fortunately, the US-led strikes were carefully tailored not to hit Russian or Iranian interests in Syria.

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