The US strike was the second deliberate military attack on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
US-led warplanes carried out the yesterday strike in the east of the country against a convoy of pro-government forces headed towards a remote coalition garrison near the border with Jordan.
US Treasury blacklisted Muhammad Abbas who is a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The aim is to “put an immediate end to the violence” and “provide the conditions for the safe, voluntary return of refugees”.
Russia’s main air base and a naval facility were not hit.
US strikes Syria air base: “Years of previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed, and failed very dramatically.”
US strikes Syria: “The strike was a proportional response to Assad’s heinous act.”
“Tonight I call on all civilized nations in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria,” the US President said.
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The surprise strike marked a striking reversal for President Donald Trump getting pulled into the Syrian civil war.
The draft resolution “condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons” in Syria
The Britain-based group said the jihadists and allied fighters have taken 11 towns and villages from government troops since they began the surprise offensive on Tuesday
Heavy mortar fire killed at least five civilians and wounded more than 20 in Mosul Jadida and Rifak districts – areas that the militants had recently lost to Federal Police and Rapid Response brigades, military officials said
The Russian defence ministry has publicly reported only five servicemen’s deaths in Syria over the same period, and its officials’ statements have not mentioned any large-scale Russian ground operations in the fight for Palmyra
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it believed the strike was carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State