Thursday, April 6, 2017

Syria war: US launches missile strikes

The US has carried out a missile attack against targets in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town.
A Pentagon official said about 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from US Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean at a Syrian air base.
In a statement, President Donald Trump said the base was where Tuesday's attack was launched from.
He called on "all civilised nations" to help end the conflict in Syria.
Dozens of civilians, including many children, died in the suspected nerve gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province.
A White House spokesman said the site targeted by the cruise missiles "was directly linked to the horrific chemical weapons attack".
"We assess with a high degree of confidence that the chemical weapons attack earlier this week was launched from this site by air assets under the command of the Assad regime," the official said.
"We also assess, with a similar degree of confidence, that the Assad regime used a chemical nerve agent consistent with Sarin in these attacks."

Earlier on Thursday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signalled a sudden shift in policy by the Trump administration, saying that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should have no role in a future Syria.
Only last week the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said Washington was no longer prioritising the removal of the Syrian president.

I am glad that POTUS has attacked Syria something that should have been done years ago during the time of Obama. Thanks to President Trump for standing on the side of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who had perished and others who are going through a living hell in Bashar al-Assad's Syria.

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