Russian Federation threatens retaliation as United States & its allies launch attack on Syria

UK could consider launching a cyber attack against Russia if its national infrastructure is targeted

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The strikes have come after a week-long global push to punish the Assad regime after images and videos emerged on April 7 suggesting civilians - including children - had suffered a chemical attack in Douma.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley stated Friday that chemical weapons were used in an attack in Syria that left scores dead and she blamed Russian Federation for complicity, as the Trump administration continues to weigh how to retaliate and Russian Federation maintains its denial that the attack took place.

"Our President has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria".

A US official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles. She noted in the meeting that Russian Federation "has stopped at nothing to defend the Syrian regime's multiple uses of chemical weapons".

The statement also warned about attacks on routers, the devices that channel data around a network.

A source at Downing street also tells about the imminent financial measures against the encirclement of Russian President Vladimir Putin - and against those people who have secret deposits in the UK.

The U.S., Britain and France said they launched airstrikes against Syrian chemical sites after obtaining evidence that poisonous gas was used last weekend on the Damascus suburb of Douma by President Bashar Assad's government.

Members of the 41-seat executive council of the OPCW were due to discuss the alleged use of prohibited toxins in Syria, but were not expected to reach any agreement about a response.

"For over 20 years, GCHQ has been tracking the key Russian cyber attack groups and today's joint UK-US alert shows that the threat has not gone away", he said.

Mr Putin and Mr Macron instructed their foreign and defence ministers to maintain close contact to "de-escalate the situation", the Kremlin said.

"God forbid anything adventurous will be done in Syria on the lines of the Libyan and Iraqi experience", he told a news conference, referring to Western interventions elsewhere in the region. The answer was: it's a secret; we can not provide this data.

Our allies know who did this.

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, told reporters "The situation (in Syria) is very unsafe". According to a BBC report, he added, "the immediate priority is to avert war". "We hope there will be no point of no return".

Lavrov noted that Russian and US militaries have a hotline to prevent incidents, adding that it's not clear if it would be sufficient amid mounting tensions.

This counterstrike comes six days after chemical weapons against locals outside Damascus, killing at least 42 adults and children.

Some national leaders appeared anxious to avert a U.S. She also said that no country should use chemical weapons and go unpunished.

A Russian reporter known for his investigations into Russian mercenaries in Syria died after a fall from his apartment in the city of Yekaterinburg, raising fresh concern about threats to independent journalists. He reaffirmed Russia's view that a purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake.

The warning is unrelated to the administration's recent military strikes on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria, action Russian Federation condemned. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!"

Any US strike is likely to involve the navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defence systems.

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