Russia, Iran denounce US-led strikes against Syria

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Syrian air defense forces targeted an Israeli F-16 fighter jet that was involved in the attack with over 25 anti-aircraft missiles.

The Trump administration sought to prebut claims from such allies after launching about 120 missiles Friday at three targets in Syria associated with the government's chemical weapons efforts.

Syria fired surface-to-air missiles in response to the attacks but Russian Federation said it did not.

Iran's pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani also warned that the USA -led missile attack on Syria would lead to further destruction in the Middle East, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Calling it a "proportional" attack, McKenzie said Saturday the strikes destroyed "fundamental components" of Syria's chemical weapons infrastructure and "dealt them a severe blow".

The U.S., Great Britain and France fired 105 missiles at three sites in Syria early Saturday morning local time, Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, director of the joint chiefs of staff, said Saturday at the Pentagon.

It also repeats the claims made by Russian officials that a majority of the missiles launched by the United States had been intercepted.

"We advise Iran not to do so because Israel is determined to go until the end".

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He added that the USA military is not aware of any civilian deaths. Following the strike and the questions over its provenance, Israel maintained its customary silence, but was quickly fingered first by Russian Federation and then by the U.S.as the party responsible.

It said Friday that following an "operational and intelligence-based investigation" the military concludes that the "Iranian aircraft was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israeli territory".

Israeli officials did not touch upon the airstrike.

"We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalised - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world". "The American president, the French president and the British prime minister are criminals, they will gain nothing from it", he said. She had received support from her Cabinet in a crisis session.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced US President Donald Trump, France's Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Theresa May after they launched strikes Saturday against the Syrian regime, branding them "criminals".

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz mentioned there clearly was "a high probability the attack in Syria this week attributed to Israel was against an undercover target that reflected that a similar hazard" since the drone incursion in February.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asked all civilised nations to urgently unite in ending the Syrian civil war.

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