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French Mirage, Rafale jets and frigates involved in Syria strikes

PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) – French Mirage and Rafale fighter jets were involved in air strikes on Syria together with four frigate warships, a presidency source said on Saturday. This included an air defence frigate, three multi-mission frigates, Mirage 2000 jets, Rafale, AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) and support …

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Britain says missile strikes had significant impact on Syria’s capability

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Missile strikes against Syria on Saturday have had a significant impact on what the government of President Bashar al-Assad can do in the future, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told LBC radio. When asked if the West was now in a new Cold War with Russia, …

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US, Russia lock-and-load after Trump tweets missile heads-up

WASHINGTON, United States, April 11, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical atrocity in Syria, as Russia scrambled to defl ect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad. With renewed US military action seemingly imminent — and as Trump …

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Kuwait condemns attack on Douma

NEW YORK, April 10, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait strongly condemns the horrifying attacks, by rockets and explosive barrels, on civilian areas of eastern Ghouta, including the latest attack on the city of Douma last Saturday, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi has stated. “These attacks, whether …

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France vows ‘response’ if ‘red line’ of chemical arms crossed in Syria

Paris, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -France will retaliate against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if evidence emerges that it was behind a recent suspected chlorine gas attack in a rebel-held enclave, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Tuesday. “If the red line has been crossed, there will be a …

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Nothing ruled out on Syria: US WASHINGTON, April 9, (AP): As President Donald Trump considered US options in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday took aim at Russia for what he suggested was its failure to ensure the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The Pentagon chief said he …

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Russian army blames Syria airbase strikes on Israel

Moscow, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -The Russian army on Monday accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon, Russian media reported. Damascus made the same accusation against Israel Monday. “Two F-15 planes of the Israeli army hit the airbase between 03:25 am and …

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Big price to pay, says Trump as Russia warns off military strike BEIRUT, April 8, (Agencies): An alleged chemical attack that left at least 40 dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”. …

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Syrian rescuers, medics say gas attack near capital kills 40

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and rescuers said Sunday that a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people, allegations denied by the Syrian government. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred late Saturday amid a resumed offensive by …

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Kuwait urges implementation of ceasefire in Syria

Pro-Syria forces move away from US troops NEW YORK, March 28, (Agencies): Kuwait and Sweden are keen on fully implementing UNSC Resolution 2401 which regards to the 30-day ceasefire in Syria, an act providing a leeway for humanitarian efforts to take effect, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Tuesday. In a …

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