US-led coalition fired over 100 missiles, says Russia

ANI | Updated: Apr 14, 2018 17:36 IST

Moscow [Russia], April 14 (ANI): The Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday stated that the US, the UK and France have fired over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles at military and civilian targets in Syria.

"Over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles have been fired at military and civilian targets in Syria by US, British and French planes and ships," the Russian news agency TASS, reported, citing the ministry, as saying.

Russia has condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the attack against Syria, where Russian military personnel are assisting the legitimate government in its counterterrorism efforts. Russia will convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the aggressive actions by the US and its allies, the statement from Kremlin said.

United States President Donald Trump, in an address, announced that he ordered precision strikes in Syria in retaliation for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical attack on Syria's rebel-held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on April 7.

"I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapon capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad," CNN reported, Trump as saying at the White House.

On April 7, at least 40 people were killed in the attack on Syria's rebel-held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta according to volunteer first responders and activists.(ANI)

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