Trump Declares "Mission Accomplished" After Targeting Syria in Friday Night Missile Strike

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The combined strike with the United Kingdom and France was met with a statement from Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who warned that the "bombardment would not go unanswered" in a statement following the attacks on Friday evening.

'We don't want to get into a fight with them and they don't want to get into a fight with us and the best way [to avoid that] is to share information but we are not cooperating with them, ' he said.

China said it was "opposed to the use of force" in worldwide relations. "The solution must be political".

Two congressional representatives from Maryland reacted via Twitter to the missile attack launched by the USA and its allies against Syria on Friday evening.

The Pentagon said Saturday that the USA -led allied missile strikes in Syria successfully hit all three targets and have "significantly crippled" Syrian President Bashar Assad's ability to make more chemical weapons. She described it as a "limited and targeted strike" aimed at minimising civilian casualties.

USA officials said there was no indication so far that Syrian air defenses struck attacking Western aircraft or ships. You care little about Syrian people.

France's government says it has no samples of the chemical weapons it believes were used in Syria, but launched a military response based on open-source information and intelligence gathering. The alleged use of chemical weapons, if true, is deplorable.

He said that the missiles had been partially downed, adding that three people were wounded and material damage was inflicted as a result of the strikes against the Syrian targets.

"I urge all Member States to show restraint in these unsafe circumstances and to avoid any acts that could escalate the situation and worsen the suffering of the Syrian people", he said.

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While Syrian television reported that the nation's air defenses responded to the strikes, "none of our aircraft or missiles in this operation were successfully engaged" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, said Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff.

Trump said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom, adding that the objective of the campaign is to "establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons".

The External Affairs Ministry said India has taken note of the air strikes in Syria and was closely following the situation. It accused Damascus of "crimes against humanity".

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he supported the strike in a statement issued an hour after Trump's announcement.

Trudeau has called the airstrikes "unfortunate but necessary".

He reaffirmed Russia's view that a purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake.

"Cuba's Revolutionary government expresses its strongest condemnation of this new attack by the United States and its allies" against "military and civilian infrastructure".

"The United States is locked and loaded", she said.

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