Palm Beach/Beirut, Apr. 8: The US fired 59 cruise missiles on Friday at a Syrian air ase from which President Donald Trump said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, the first direct US assault on the government of Bashar al-Assad in six years of civil war.
In the biggest foreign policy decision of his presidency so far, Trump ordered the step his predecessor Barack Obama never took: directly targeting the Syrian military for its suspected role in a poisonous gas attack that killed at least 70 people, catapulting Washington into confrontation with Russia.
The Kremlin termed the strikes “illegal”. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said the strikes were “one step away from clashing with the Russian military”. Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s office said they would strike enemies harder.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged restraint and said “there is no other way to solve the conflict than through a political solution”. US officials said the strike was a “one-off” intended to deter future chemical weapons attacks, and not an expansion of the US role in the Syria war. The missiles were fired from two US warships from the Mediterranean, killing 15. (Agencies)
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