Председатель комитета начальников штабов вооруженных сил США генерал Джозеф Данфорд сообщил, что
- удары по Сирии, нанесенные США вместе с Францией и Великобританией, завершены
- "миру - мир, войне - хер"
Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke
- as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.
- AP reporters in Damascus saw smoke rising from east Damascus early Saturday morning local time.
- Syrian state TV says the attack has begun on the capital, though it wasn't immediately clear what was targeted.
Trump announced Friday night that the U.S., France and Britain have launched military strikes in Syria
- to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and
- to deter him from doing it again.
President Donald Trump is warning Russia and Iran about their association with Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad's government
- as he announces the launch of retaliatory strikes
- after an apparent chemical weapons attack last week.
- "To Iran and to Russia, I ask:
--- What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"
- Trump calls the 2 countries those "most responsible for supporting, equipping and financing the criminal Assad regime"
- Trump says, "The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep."
- He adds ominously, "Hopefully someday we'll get along with Russia, and maybe even Iran, but maybe not"