Syria attack: Russian trolls flood internet hours after bombing

Syria attack: Russian trolls flood internet hours after bombing

Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has reportedly started a new campaign to spread propaganda and other false narratives on social media after the U.S., France and the United Kingdom's decision to launch strikes in to Syria in response to Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. Putin demanded a United Nations Security Council immediately.

The presser took place after the President tweeted "Mission Accomplished!" earlier Saturday morning.

The U.S. had no coordination or agreements with Russians before the strike, McKenzie said.

McKenzie said: "No Syrian weapon had any effect on anything we did".

Speaking at a press conference, Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said the strikes had successfully hit every target.

Syria, with allies Russian Federation and Iran, denied the use of chemical weapons and bizarrely the Kremlin even branded the attack as lies, a baffling claim dismissed by Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie.

Russian President Vladimir Putin put out a statement Saturday claiming the strike was an "act of aggression", after the Russian Ambassador to US warned of "consequences" for the strike.

The US has ridiculed Russia's claim that Syrian fighters shot down 71 of the 105 missiles fired in the Damascus airstrikes and described the falsehood as the start of a "disinformation campaign".

This was a larger operation than the 59 missiles launched last April, in an attack on Syria a year ago.

Russian Federation claimed that Syrian fighters were able to bring down 71 of the 100 missiles fired at three targets in Damascus, a claim which was rebuffed and ridiculed on Saturday.

The strikes targeted three areas of Syria: a scientific research center near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs and a storage facility and command post near Homs.

White called on Russian Federation to demand Assad dismantle his chemical weapons program.

The alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma, strongly denied by Syria, has not been independently investigated and verified.

They said: "We have absorbed the strike".

U.S. -led precision air strikes target "heart" of regime's chemical weapons program; analysis from Lt. Gen. Richard Newton, former assistant vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force.

An global inspection team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons planned to enter the city Saturday to investigate last week's chemical weapons attack.

She also stated that Assad's actions in April 2017 by gassing his own people and on April 7, 2018, gassing his own people again, show Assad has abandoned Sryia's commitment to the global agreements that Assad committed to.

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