美英法联合打击叙利亚 俄罗斯伊朗谴责

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On Friday night, the United States, the United Kingdom and France worked together to launch military strikes on the Middle Eastern country of Syria.

Today's show starts with an explanation of what happened and how people have reacted to it in Syria and beyond.

The airstrikes were carried out from allied ships, fighter jets and bombers. They were in response to an apparent chemical weapons attack earlier this month. It killed dozens of people in the rebel held Syrian town of Douma. Britain, France and the U.S. blamed the Syrian government for the attacks. Syria and its ally Russia denied it.

The missiles launched on Friday were aimed at three specific sites, a scientific research center in the Syrian capital of Damascus and two chemical weapons facilities near the western Syrian city of Homs. The U.S. military called the sites the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons program.

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread and use of chemical weapons.

AZUZ: And President Trump and the U.S. military say Friday's mission was accomplished.

Russia says the strikes were against international law and that they'll upset the, quote, political settlement in the crisis in Syria. Iran, another ally of Syria, called the strikes a major crime. Israel, an ally of the U.S., said it supported the airstrikes and that they enforced U.S. policy not to allow chemical weapons attacks.

And the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says American remains locked and loaded to strike if more chemical attacks are carried out.

There's been some argument over how effective the strikes. The Syrian government says some of the targeted sites weren't damaged at all.

Satellite images provided by the U.S. military showed the opposite.

The Pentagon says every target was hit successfully. Russia, an ally of Syria, says most of the missiles fired were intercepted by Syrian defense system.

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