Syria: Attack on military base, several dead, Trump slams 'animal Assad'

09 Avril, 2018, 15:47 | Auteur: Aubrey Nash
  • 8 2018 shows Syrian Army soldiers advancing in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma as they continue their offensive to retake the last opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta

The US Pentagon said it was not conducting air strikes in Syria 'at this time, ' formally denying the Syrian state television report.

Feb. 28, 2017: A Security Council resolution authorizing sanctions against Syria for the use of chemical weapons is vetoed by Russia and China. He blamed Putin, Russia and Iran for the attack, promising a "big price". "Big price to pay" Trump said in back-to-back tweets.

They did not identify the substance used, but the civil defense organization, also known as the White Helmets, and the Syrian American Medical Society, a medical relief organization, said survivors treated at clinics smelled strongly of chlorine. He said: "Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever".

The strike on the Tayfur air base in the central province of Homs, came as international outrage mounts over an attack on Saturday in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Last week, Trump said he wants to withdraw troops out of Syria. But Trump has signaled to his advisers that, ideally, he wants all troops out within six months.

The numbers of victims in this alleged attack have been varied between 50-300 based on numerous media outlets. According to the agency, the attack has "probably" been carried out by the United States.

The reports come amid global alarm over a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma.

Human rights groups and United Nations officials say the tactic amounts to forced displacement, a war crime. These are horrible photos.

Videos circulated around Arabic-language accounts on Twitter purporting to show either the missiles, or the jets which later fired them, flying above Lebanon. Bolton has previously advocated significant airstrikes against Syria. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday deemed it a "likely chemical attack" and reiterated Trump's threat that consequences would be coming for those responsible. "SICK!" tweeted the 45th POTUS.

Al-Manar TV station of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group, which is fighting in Syria alongside the government forces, described the attack as an "Israeli aggression". It's unlikely, given that, that the US is going to worry about waiting for proof.

Labour said that anyone found guilty of using chemical weapons should be brought to justice and called for "concrete steps on all sides to restart meaningful talks on a political solution and lasting peace in Syria".

"If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand, the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago!"

Russia denied any involvement in the attack. Maj. He said Trump's national security team has been talking with the president about the situation.

Republican Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, said in a statement Sunday that Trump's withdrawal comments had emboldened Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies. "We took four trips to bring the corpses back, each with three or five dead", the SARC member told AFP.

"The goal of these false conjectures, which are without basis, are designed to shield the terrorists and the implacable radical opposition, who reject a political settlement", the statement said.