Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack

Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical-weapons attack last week said that warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday as Turkey described a retaliatory US assault as "cosmetic" unless it removed President Bashar Assad from power. The US blames Syria for Tuesday's chemical attack, which left more than 85 people dead and hundreds more injured.

The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, where 87 people were killed in the chemical attack earlier this week, killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective.

"I support the administration's strike on the air base that launched the chemical attack". Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump would not "telegraph his next move".

That includes a careful assessment of any information that could indicate Moscow knew about or assisted with the attack, the official said on condition that he not be named. "We're not going to have you cover for this regime anymore, '" Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the American attack on an air base in Syria led the U.S. "one step" from conflict with the Russian army.

Syria's government denied it carried out any chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, and Russia's Defense Ministry said the toxic agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal and munitions factory on the town's eastern outskirts.

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The White House late Friday refused to say whether its strike on Shayrat air base was a one-off action or part of a new strategy created to hobble the military capabilities of President Bashar al-Assad.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson canceled a planned trip to Russian Federation after he said developments in Syria changed the situation "fundamentally".

The chemical attack prompted the U.S.to launch almost 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base early Friday, which killed nine people and marked the first time Washington has directly targeted Syrian government forces since the war began in 2011.

A senior Pentagon official said: "We have no knowledge of Russian involvement in this attack, but we will investigate any information that might lead us in that direction".

Russian Federation flatly denies the allegations. Russia's Defense Ministry said that only 23 of the 59 missiles had reached their target.

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the USA strike as "act of aggression" and said it violated worldwide law.

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He also said that the USA missile airstrikes were an effort to dispirit the Syrian people and Army and to embolden the terrorists. Neutral countries should investigate whether a chemical weapon was used , and if used, its source should be found, Rouhani said.

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Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov said that the disappointment was "mutual" and suggested that Tillerson's comments were made to gain "leverage" in upcoming US-Russia talks.

"I'm disappointed in that response", said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Baird, who served as Canada's minister of foreign affairs from 2011 to 2015 before stepping down from cabinet, said the suffering chemical weapons inflicts on civilians requires more than just condemnation.

"Every time Assad has crossed the line of human decency, Russian Federation has stood beside him", Haley told the council.

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