G7 endorses US-led air strikes in Syria

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The White House is weighing new sanctions against Russian Federation "in the near future" over Moscow's support for Syria's suspected chemical attack on a Damascus suburb that activists claim killed at least 40 people.

Britain, France and the United States said they bombed sites linked to Syria's chemical weapons program after the suspected attack in Douma, just outside of Damascus. "Both men have medical diplomas and work with the emergency department of Douma's hospital", Shulgin said, adding this video was a provocation staged by pseudo-humanitarian non-government organizations, including the White Helmets.

Royal Air Force jets joined American and French warplanes and ships in hitting targets in Syria Saturday in response to a reported chemical attack in the town of Douma. But it was the world saying that we've had enough of the use of chemical weapons.

"It is about a limited and targeted strike that does not further escalate tensions in the region and that does everything possible to prevent civilian casualties", she said.

A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters.

In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May was facing criticism over her decision to bypass parliament and take part in the air strikes against Syria.

It is unclear if the tripartite military action will have the desired effect of halting chemical weapons attacks.

"The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria can not be a justification for military airstrikes in a territory of a sovereign state without the authorisation of the UNSC".

"From the point of view of al-Assad, Iran and Russian Federation, the real action of this war is happening on the ground and on the ground al-Assad is winning", said Landis. The Syrian government and its Russian ally deny involvement.

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, which fights alongside the Syrian army, said the United States military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies and inflame the region.

"For we can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - either within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom or elsewhere".

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the USA military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies and inflame the region. "The fact he was making this more normal and that Russian Federation was covering this up, all that has got to stop". Assad's main supporters are Moscow and Tehran.

It didn't say who carried out the early Tuesday airstrikes.

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, and in a joint statement released by the Kremlin they called the missile strike an "illegal action", that "seriously damages the prospects for a political settlement in Syria".