Local Syrian American Speaks Out After Recent Missile Attack

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French Intel Alleges Syria Hiding Chemical Weapons Since 2013- Report REUTERS ECPAD French Military

· From the French side, the strikes involved 12 cruise missiles, fighter jets and warships.

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also refused to rule out more air strikes, during an interview on United Kingdom television Sunday.

Igor Kirillov, head of Russia's radiological, biological and chemical protection unit, told reporters the roads still had to be de-mined and cleared and would be tested by United Nations security services on Tuesday.

What information about the strike remains unclear?

Syrian media and locals reported air strikes and Syrian air defense launching rockets in response in the early hours of Tuesday. She reported Mr Trump telling her on Saturday that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" and prepared for a sustained military effort against Syria, while his Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said it was a "one-time" shot.

What was the result on the ground?

"Russia has fully restored the air defense system of Syria, and it continues to improve it over the last six months", he said.

"The coalition strike in Syria is a measured response to Assad's barbaric use of chemical weapons".

The last rebels were bussed out of Eastern Ghouta after the alleged chemical attack on their final holdout of Douma, which rescuers and medics said killed more than 40 people.

Worldwide inspectors say Syria and Russian Federation have blocked them from reaching Douma, the Syrian town that was attacked with poison gas nine days ago, apparently by the Assad regime.

He also said he convinced his United States ally in the strikes, Donald Trump, to limit the targets to chemical weapons sites and for the U.S. to "stay in Syria in the long term".

· Syria and its allies, Russian Federation and Iran, have repeatedly called the alleged gas attack in Douma a "fabrication" used to justify military intervention.

Karen Pierce, the British ambassador, defended the assault as a "limited, targeted and effective strike" made after British intelligence found strong evidence that Mr. Assad's forces were responsible.

On Sunday, Maas said Germany would work with the US, UK and France to discuss next steps following Saturday's airstrikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. "Mission accomplished", boasted Donald Trump, after Saturday morning's air strikes.

The "mission has not been accomplished", said Suzanne Akhras, president of the Syrian Community Network.

Prime Minister May defended the strikes as "right and legal", highlighting that the goal had been "to alleviate further humanitarian suffering".

"Greece unreservedly condemns the use of chemical weapons and supports efforts to eliminate them ... at the same time, the worldwide community should aim for a political and sustainable solution in Syria that will end the war..."

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he strongly supported the US, UK and France's airstrikes. "We've talked about the Assad regime and its patrons, Russian Federation and Iran", Haley told the U.N. Security Council Saturday.

That red line has been crossed several times between the two chemical attacks in April 2017 and 2018 that triggered a US military response.

Russian Federation resoundingly criticized the airstrikes as a violation of global law and warned that the airstrikes "will not be left without consequences".

"The United States and its allies continue to demonstrate blatant disregard for worldwide law", he said.

Assad's allies, including Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah group, also condemned the strikes.

A fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is due to visit the site of the suspected gas attack.

"When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line", Haley said at an emergency United Nations meeting called by Russian Federation.

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