Russian President Vladimir Putin reacts to Friday’s air strikes in Syria, calling them acts of aggression. Putin condemned the strikes Saturday and said the actions by the U.S., France, and UK will be destructive for international relations. The Russian president has since called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the recent events.
The U.S. is looking to strike eight potential targets in Syria, following the alleged chemical attack in Douma. A report by CNBC Thursday, states the targets include two Syrian airfields., a research center, and a chemical weapons facility. The report also said Syria’s military has relocated some of its planes to Russian-controlled airfields in hopes of dodging the strikes.
President Trump announces he will be holding talks on how the U.S. will retaliate against Syria’s alleged chemical attack later Thursday. During a meeting with congressional and state leaders, the President said the U.S. has done a good job in ‘decimating ISIS’ but attention will now need to focus on Syria. The new details come after he posted several tweets on last weekend’s alleged chemical attack, which killed dozens of people.