Britain says we had to attack Syria, strikes were highly successful

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street Ben STANSALL  AFP

"The strike has been what many people here are bracing for", Doane said.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility.

May said the missile strike, created to minimize civilian casualties, was aimed at deterring further use of chemical weapons and was not an attempt to topple the Syrian government. "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", he said. "No other group could have carried this attack", May said.

"This is the first time as prime minister that I have had to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat - and it is not a decision I have taken lightly", she said.

May said the strikes would "send a clear signal to anyone else who believes they can use chemical weapons with impunity".

Britain joined the United States and France in what May cast as a "limited and targeted" strike after intelligence indicated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government was responsible for an attack using chemical weapons in Douma last Saturday. Russian Federation and Syria claim the attack was fabricated.

Meanwhile, Britain's main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the US -led military strikes on Syria jointly staged by three leading Western countries as a "legally questionable action", saying that the British government should "not taking instructions from Washington".

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The DUP has backed Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to authorise air strikes in Syria.

"It was both right and legal to take military action together with our closest allies to alleviate further humanitarian suffering by degrading the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability", May said.

"We are reassured that the military action is strictly targeted and limited in its goal".

Professor Iain Begg, Research Fellow at the European Institute and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), told Xinhua: "A volley of bombs may help the USA and its allies feel they have reacted in a timely and proportionate manner to the undoubted horror of the use by the Syrian regime of chemical weapons, but the inevitable worry will be that they have not thought through what happens next".

It vowed in its statement that the fact-finding mission due to go to Douma later Saturday "will continue its deployment to the Syrian Arab Republic to establish facts around the allegations of chemical weapons use in Douma".

"Where is the legal basis for this?" he said.

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