Apr 16 2018
The entry of government forces to Douma follows a Russian-mediated deal that secured the surrender and evacuation of the rebels and thousands of civilians from the town.
Defense Secretary James Mattis, new national security adviser John Bolton, Vice President Mike Pence and USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley were all involved in the decision to strike Syria, Reuters reports.
The shadow of the 2003 invasion of Iraq still lingers in the corridors of Britain's parliament, when MPs backed then-prime minister Tony Blair in joining USA military action.
"As Secretary Mattis said last night, the Russian disinformation campaign has already begun", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a press conference.
The senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said analysis of images and witness accounts from the scene of last week's attack in Douma pointed to the use of the banned agent.
The official did not elaborate on what that information entailed.
Another U.S. official, also briefing reporters on the condition of anonymity, said Western nations strongly suspect that sarin gas was also used.
"The objective of our actions is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons".
The Damascus sky lights up with missile fire as the US launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss specifics beyond those contained in the formal statements.
A team of chemical experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Hague, arrived in Damascus hours after the strikes.
On Saturday, she hinted the United States would strike again if Assad used chlorine, but stopped short of specifying which chemical agent she was referring to.
Their symptoms included "respiratory distress, central cyanosis [blue skin or lips], excessive oral foaming, corneal burns and the emission of a chlorine-like odour", according to the VDC.
Commentators questioned the message behind the latest strike - which signaled that Western allies would not let a chemical weapons attack go without punishment - but demurred about deeper involvement when barrel bombs by the Assad government kill far greater numbers of Syrians. The US and its allies France and Britain launched air strikes, targeting sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.
Dozens chanted and held signs to demonstrate their disappointment in President Trump's decision to use military force in Syria without first letting global organizations confirm the chemical attacks. "The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air", he said.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the Security Council that the military strikes were "justified, legitimate, and proportionate".
In 2012, Israel accused Syria of having one of the world's largest chemical weapons stockpiles, including sulfur, mustard, sarin and VX nerve agents. "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military".
Trump also said the al-Assad regime has established a pattern of chemical weapons use on its innocent civilian population over the past year and most recently in an attack in Douma Syria just last weekend.
Apr 16 2018
School board to discuss budget, security measures
The move to a computerized system was meant to help district officials track which schools are holding safety drills more closely. If you don't like the agenda, you can propose additions and deletions to be voted on by the rest of the board, Finch said.
Apr 16 2018
Kuwait calls for maintaining stability after United States strike on Syria
A statement released by the Egyptian Foreign ministry condemned the use of chemical weapons. We are going to watch out for the best interests of the American people.
Apr 15 2018
F1--Chinese Grand Prix, 3rd Ld-Writethru,638
Hates off to the guys in the garage, they have done double pits stops and Daniel executed the flawless race. Unlike their rivals, Red Bull teammates Ricciardo and Verstappen dived into the pits to take on fresh tyres.
Apr 15 2018
The Cambridge Analytica data breach also harvested people's private Facebook messages
The resumption of his former post would allow him to focus on the various technical investigations and queries, the company said. And, we also covered Facebook on Facebook . " Cookies basically follow you to all the different sites you go to", Thomas said.
Apr 15 2018
Trump declares 'mission accomplished' after strike on Syria
Defense Secretary James Mattis did not say whether he believed the strikes would deter Assad from using chemical weapons again. Rice said. "What they did was fire missiles on the three chemical plants that produces sarin and other chemical weapons".
Apr 14 2018
Mauricio Pochettino doesn't think race for Premier League top-four is over
Harry Kane has been in tremendous form, scoring 24 goals in 31 matches, and will look to capture the season's Golden Boot. By then, Liverpool will have played Bournemouth at Anfield, and Kane will know if Salah has added to his 29 goals.
Apr 14 2018
Cosby´s chief accuser `seeking justice´ in sex trial
Lasha testified that Cosby had made her feel "special" when she was a teen. "I remember something warm hitting my leg", she said. Cosby starred as the lovable obstetrician Cliff Huxtable on the popular series that aired for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992.
Apr 14 2018
United States strikes on Syria with help of allies
Trump described a very specific type of target that the US would go after, which are Syria's chemical weapon capabilities. Trump also called out Russia's promise in 2013 that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons.
Apr 14 2018
National Basketball Association basks in record crowds as regular season wraps up
Toronto went a stunning 33-5 in games decided by 10 or more points, making them a solid double-digit margin play in prop betting. The NBA playoffs begin on Saturday using all the Golden State Warriors launching the shield of their crown against the Spurs .
Apr 13 2018
Liverpool Confirmed lineup vs Manchester City: Salah returns; Milner in midfield
Closing weekend it acquired worse for Metropolis, a two-goal lead evaporating against rivals Manchester United on the Etihad. He added: said: "The Champions League is not about perfection - it's about the result, character, mentality and attitude".
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