United Kingdom joins Syria air strikes in response to chemical attack

UK jets fire at Syrian base in 'limited and targeted' strike

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had said Britain should press for an independent United Nations -led investigation into the suspected chemical attack in Douma rather than wait for instructions from Trump on how to proceed.

May said the aim was to deter the Syrian authorities from further use of chemical weapons and to send a message to the wider world that it was unacceptable to use such weapons.

"Our service personnel have played an important role in terms of degrading the ability of the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in the future", Williamson said.

"It was right to take the action that we have done in the timing that we have done", she said.

"Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump", Corbyn said.

Mr Corbyn said that if Britain wants to "get the moral high ground around the world" it must abide by worldwide law for taking military action.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) released a statement Saturday saying the organization is in Syria to conduct an investigation into the allegation that the April 7 attack in Duma was a chemical one and will remain there until the task is complete.

Opinion polls suggest most Britons do not support military action. He warned that intervention would lead to a proxy war with Russian Federation which would be "not only risky to Britain, but the entire world".

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President Donald Trump on Saturday described the alleged chemical attacks in Syria as the "crimes of a monster" as the U.S. launched precision strikes on the war-torn nation jointly with the United Kingdom and France.

Parly said some of the strikes had targeted two sites used by Bashar al-Assad's regime to store and assemble chemical weapons near the Syrian city of Homs.

Asked why she had proceeded without consulting parliament, May cited operational security consideration.

May held an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss possible action on Thursday and there had been calls for the British parliament to be consulted before any air strikes.

Meanwhile, Former Royal Artillery officer General Sir Richard Barrons, writing a commentary carried by the Times newspaper, warned the strikes may come at a cost.

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said there was no coordination with Russians and "nor did we pre-notify them". "These risks are a feature of modern confrontation".

"Bombs won't save lives or bring about peace", Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said in a statement.

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