U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

U.S., Britain, France launch air strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON: US, UK and France have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

The strikes are in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway," President Trump said in an address to the American nation.

Explosions were reported near the Syrian capital Damascus.

Syrian state television said government forces had shot down more than a dozen missiles.

Meanwhile, Russia issued a statement through its ambassador in US, saying "such actions will not be left without consequences". APP/AFP