IDF: Iranian drone we downed was on armed sabotage mission

IDF: Iranian drone we downed was on armed sabotage mission

IDF: Iranian drone we downed was on armed sabotage mission

Trump says that last Saturday, Syrian President Bashar Assad deployed chemical weapons in what was a "significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime".

Assad told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that a US -led attack on Saturday would increase Syria's resolve to "fight and crush terrorism in every inch" of the country.

Syrians wave the national flag and portraits of President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah leader in Damascus to condemn the strikes carried out by the United States, Britain and France against the Syrian regime.

French President Emmanuel Macron says his nation, the United States and Britain have launched a military operation against the Syrian government's "clandestine chemical arsenal". These are not the actions of a man. "Tonight, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom enforced that line", an Israeli official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The Kremlin on Saturday condemned Western air strikes on Syria where its armed forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad.

Israeli planes then struck an Iranian installation in Syria from which, the IDF explained, the unmanned aircraft had been operated. In Damascus, the president's seat of power, hundreds of residents gathered in Omayyad Square, many waving Syrian, Russian and Iranian flags.

The target of the attack was not identified. I firmly declare that the presidents of the United States and France and the British prime minister committed a major crime. But it remains unclear if they were struck by French and British manned aircraft and cruise missiles rather than by the US military.

The Israeli military said the drone was based on the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, which Iran intercepted during what the U.S. called a reconnaissance mission in December 2011.

IDF: Iranian drone we downed was on armed sabotage mission

He reaffirmed Russia's view that a purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake.

"Let them make no mistake now: they are now [fighting] face to face with the Islamic Republic in Iran", he said.

Ankara said the attacks, with weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, that indiscriminately target civilians, "constitute crimes against humanity" and they should not go unpunished.

The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons against enemy forces.

Bucci believes the retaliation has the potential to force Assad to forgo the use of chemical weapons.

"At the end of the day, the Assad regime doesn't survive if the Russians and Iranians don't back him".

The Iranian Supreme leader said this crime of America and its allies will result in nothing.

"Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible".

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