Syria, Russia and Iran condemn tripartite attack on Damascus

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U.S., French and British air forces conducted a massive missile strike on military and civilian infrastructure in Syria from 3:42 to 5:10 Moscow time (0042-0210 GMT), the statement added.

Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the United States launches an attack on Syria early Saturday, April 14, 2018.

"The situation is being analysed right now".

Overnight, US, British and French forces launched more than 100 missiles from ships and manned aircraft, targeting three of Syria's main chemical weapons facilities.

Syria ally Russian Federation has warned of "consequences" following the launch of US-led strikes against Bashar al-Assad's regime in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack. Some Russian statements indicated that the Syrian events were a false flag and might have been done as a pretext to attack Syria.

Russia views the military strikes against Syria as an act of aggression and a declaration of war on a sovereign state, Sherin said, according to Russian news agency Sputnik.

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"First the "Arab spring" tested the Syrian people, then Islamic State, now smart American rockets". This is written in his statement, published on the facebook page of the embassy.

Antov added that it was not acceptable to insult Russia's president: "Insulting the President of Russian Federation is unacceptable and inadmissible".

"The worst fears were justified: our warnings were ignored, a script prepared in advance is being put into practice, and again we are threatened".

Moscow also said it was calling an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council, where it is a permanent member, to discuss the "aggressive actions" of the USA and its allies.

Huge blasts were reported around Damascus early on Saturday, moments after the US, France, and Britain announced they were striking Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

"What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children?"

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