Trump made a further statement on the strike on Syria

Trump made a further statement on the strike on Syria

The Russian military says Syrian government troops are now in full control of the town of Douma in Syria - the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack over the weekend.

In an analysis released Saturday, French intelligence services said "evidence collected" showed about 11 chemical attacks, mostly involving chlorine, since April 4, 2017, when sarin gas was used in Khan Sheikhoun.

"For us, a normalization of chemical weapons use is a threat for our collective security that can not go without a response", a source in Macron's office told AFP.

Analysts agreed that in striking Syria without U.N. authorization - impossible given Russia's repeated vetoes on the Security Council - the United States, Britain, France were relying instead on a nebulous concept of "legal morality".

The recent military victories Syrian army gained in Douma and elsewhere in Eastern Ghouta were the main reasons behind Trump's threat to attack Syria, al-Atrash said. Russian Federation and Syria have been calling for the global investigation of the alleged attack.

Speaking to congress at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Mattis said he believed a chemical attack had taken place and blamed Russian Federation for being complicit in Syrian government's possession of chemical weapons.

Mr. Mattis said options would be discussed with Mr.Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon.

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Iran, which has been operating militarily in Syria and backs Syrian President Bashar Assad, has threatened to respond to an Israeli airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Syria on Monday.

"U.N. resolutions have been taken, and today we might be outside the framework of these resolutions, but we are within the framework of worldwide law: This dictator is murdering his own people", Jean-Jacques Bridey, head of the French parliament's defence commission, said this past week.

"There's a tactical concern that we don't add to innocent civilian deaths and that we do everything humanly possible to avoid that". USA lawmakers questioned whether Trump has the legal authority to order strikes without Congressional approval and opposition parties voiced concern. On Wednesday he went even further, warning Russian Federation "to get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot down any missiles fired at Syria. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing.

Trump posted a tweet on Wednesday warning Russian Federation to "get ready" because missiles "will be coming" to Syria. "We need to know where that's going, what the goal of it is before we take that act".

In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, Zakharova stressed that Moscow and Washington should not allow the tensions over Syria to spiral into a direct confrontation on the ground.

"I think that this is the case which should be resolved through the communication, but not through force", she said.

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