Iran drone intercepted in Feb was Strike Assignment

Laverne Higgins
April 15, 2018

"Last year, [US] President [Donald] Trump made it clear that using chemical weapons crossed a red line".

Syrian television reported that Syria's air defenses, which are substantial, have responded to the attack.

"The U.S. -led coalition's strike on Syria will make the regional situation more complicated".

Syria's foreign ministry on Saturday denounced Western strikes as a "brutal, barbaric aggression" hours after the US, France, and Britain launched a joint operation against military installations.

The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Saturday against Syrian research, storage and military targets under the pretext of a suspected chemical attack near Damascus last weekend that killed more than 40 people. These are not the actions of a man.

"Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle", Netanyahu said in a written statement.

In response, the IAF fighter jets targeted Iranian sites in Syria.

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Iran drone intercepted in Feb was Strike Assignment

Russian Federation has warned the West not to make any "dangerous" moves against its ally Assad's regime.

"Right now we have no additional strikes planned", he said.

He said: "the United States and our allies have the will and capability to continue imposing those costs, and that Iran and Russian Federation will ultimately be unsuccessful in protecting Assad from our punitive response".

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a statement backed the strikes, saying they "will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of Syria with chemical weapons".

On Friday, Nasrallah said the casualties were elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards and said it was the first time in Syria's long-running conflict that they were intentionally hit by Israel. We thank them both.

Meanwhile, May said the missile strike, created to minimise civilian casualties, was aimed at deterring further use of chemical weapons and was not an attempt to topple the Syrian government. Shortly thereafter, the Israeli Air Force retaliated by launching a large-scale attack near Damascus, destroying over 10 Iranian and Syrian targets. Five out the eight missiles used were said to have been destroyed by Syrian air defenses. The first air strike ordered by Trump occurred in April a year ago.

"Because the reality is, as the President said forthrightly to the American people, Russian Federation and Iran are part of the problem and they need to behave appropriately here".

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France said it fired cruise missiles from frigates in the Mediterranean and deployed fighter jets from home bases on Saturday. It said the United States, Britain, and France launched around 110 missiles on Syria , but air defenses shot majority down.

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