Denmark supports attack on Syria … but not militarily

Denmark supports attack on Syria … but not militarily

Denmark supports attack on Syria … but not militarily

The French presidency issued a video on Twitter showing what it said were Rafale war planes taking off as part of the intervention.

Trump said the missile strikes, which were focused on chemical weapons sites, would be carried out in coordination with France and the United Kingdom and he made clear that the prepared to sustain the strikes until Syria stops using chemical weapons. "Our intelligence tells us otherwise".

On Thursday, Russia's military said Douma has been brought under full control of the Syrian government under a Russia-mediated deal that secured the evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians after it was recaptured by Syrian forces.

Several large explosions have been heard in the Syrian capital Damascus.

The United States allies in the attacks are France and Britain.

Freeland did not specify how she knew that the Syrian government was responsible, though she said Canada is working with non-governmental organizations and others to collect evidence of war crimes and other atrocities in Syria.

"We can not exclude any possibilities, unfortunately", Mr Nebenzia told reporters after a private meeting of the UN Security Council in NY.

The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said.

As fears of a Russia confrontation with Western powers mount, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his "deep concerns" over the situation in Syria in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Russian Federation has described the reports of a chemical attack as a "provocation" created to justify Western intervention. "Let these united actions send a clear message to the regime - the use of chemical weapons is categorically unacceptable and you will be held to account".

Russia, which has stonewalled diplomatic efforts at the UN Security Council, has vehemently denied a chemical attack took place and accused the West of seeking an excuse for military action.

"We are very confident that chlorine was used".

This is breaking news - more to come. Estimates of civilian casualties ranged from 21 to more than 78.

Already, the World Health Organization has said that 500 people sought treatment at its facilities with symptoms consistent with exposure to chlorine or sarin gas; Russian Federation said its troops on the ground have found no such people.

In that strike, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from the USS Ross and USS Porter in the Mediterranean. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing.

"The last thing I want to see is an AUMF that makes it much more hard for our military to respond to keep us safe, because they have the authority to do that right now", Ryan said. "We are not ruling out sarin right now", Mattis said.

The president specifically called out Syria's allies in Tehran an Moscow and demanded they stop backing the Assad regime. The national parliament, which his allies control, is now considering legislation targeting a wide range of USA exports and intellectual property.

The presence of Russian troops and air defenses in Syria were among numerous complications weighing on Trump, who must also consider the dangers to roughly 2,000 American troops in the country if Russia were to retaliate for USA strikes. First was the worldwide condemnation and embassy drawdowns which followed the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.

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