Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Mattis: US 'Looking for Evidence' of Syria Chemical Attack

Gen. Dunford on Syria Airstrikes: We Did Not Coordinate With Russians or Pre-Notify Them Mattis: US 'Looking for Evidence' of Syria Chemical Attack
Ray Hunter | 14 April, 2018, 22:19

Mr. Mattis spoke Friday night after President Trump announced that the U.S., France and Britain launched airstrikes to punish Mr. Assad and to deter him from further use of chemical weapons.

"Right now, this is a one-time shot".

"I believe there was a chemical attack and we are looking for the actual evidence", Mattis said.

Mattis put the onus for verification on an Organization on a Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-finding team assigned to investigate, saying Washington is trying to get them to the site outside of Damascus within the week.

"We selected targets that would minimize the risk to innocent civilians", Dunford said.

The Pentagon said one of the targets was a scientific research center located in the greater Damascus area, which it described as a Syrian center for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological weaponry.

The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs that USA and allied officials assessed was the "primary location" of sarin production.

The third target, which was also near Homs, contained both a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and a command post.

He added that Russian forces were not given advance notice, though the airspace over Syria was conflicted with Russian air forces, as per normal procedures. He did, however, say Syrian surface-to-air missiles were deployed against the attack, and did not believe Russian Federation responded at all.

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"It's necessary to avoid any steps that may fuel tensions in Syria", said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Dunford provided few details on the equipment used to carry out the strike Friday, citing operational security, but said U.S., British and French naval and air force equipment were involved in the operation. "Reliable intelligence indicates that Syrian military officials coordinated what appears to be the use of chlorine in Duma on April 7". Those were active this week to work through the air space issues and so forth.

The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for a chemical attack Saturday night in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others. Russia, meanwhile, claimed Friday to be in possession of "irrefutable evidence" the alleged chemical attack was a "staged incident", according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. "On a strategic level - is how do we keep this from escalating out of control", he said. An AP reporter in Damascus says the attacks turned the sky orange.

The President also insisted that the U.S. would not remain engaged in Syria forever under any circumstances. Those inspectors are working against the clock: The gases used dissipate over time, making it harder to confirm as days go by.

"We were not out to expand this".

He also said that the trust and coordination among the allies(France & UK) were very crucial in conducting today's strikes.

"Important infrastructure was destroyed which will result in a setback for the Syrian regime", Dunford said.

But he warned of retaliation via a "significant disinformation campaign".

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