Syria comes under military attack on Trump's orders
Iran Press TV
Sat Apr 14, 2018 01:11AM
Multiple places in Syria have come under attack by US, British and French military forces after President Donald Trump ordered a military strike against the war-torn country.
US officials said that Tomahawk cruise missiles and other types of bombs were used in the attack, with UK's Defense Ministry saying that four RAF tornado jets also took part in the strike.
British Prime Minister Theresa May also said she authorized the British armed forces to conduct coordinated and targeted strikes, noting, "I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest."
Meanwhile, Syrian state television reported that "Syrian air defense blocks American, British, French aggression on Syria."
The US has been threatening Damascus with military action since April 7, when a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, reportedly killed 60 people and injured hundreds more. The Syrian government has already strongly denied using chemical munitions in the flashpoint town.
Russia has repeatedly said the chemical attack was staged by desperate militants to provoke further intervention in the conflict by the West, namely the US-led military coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be terrorists' targets inside the Arab country since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.
Trump also warned Russia not to "continue down dark path."
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