US attacks Syria: Watch first visuals of airstrikes announced by Donald Trump

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 April 2018, 10:02 AM
Watch first visuals of US-led airstrikes on Syria (photo credit: Nidalgazaui twitter account)
Watch first visuals of US-led airstrikes on Syria (photo credit: Nidalgazaui twitter account)

US President Donald Trump, on Saturday, announced a combined operation along with its allies Britain and France and launched airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime.

Reportedly, Trump has alleged Syria of using chemical weapons against its own people.

He claimed that the joint attack was launched to establish a "strong deterrent" against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons.

Trump said he has ordered "precision strikes" against Syria, where dozens of people were killed last weekend in a suspected toxic gas attack on Douma, the largest town in a former rebel stronghold outside Damascus.

"These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead," Trump said in an address to the nation.

Interestingly, several pictures and videos of the airstrikes on Syria have been doing the rounds on social media.

The nation was rocked by loud explosions in the wee hours of Saturday and the sky was filled with heavy smoke rising from east of Damascus.

Syrian presidency has vehemently condemned the attacks and called it a 'blatant violation of international law and shows contempt for international legitimacy'.

Besides, Russia has also warned of dire consequences after the US-led strikes. The Russian embassy has even stated the Putin's insult in unacceptable.

 

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2018 09:56 AM
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