Donald Trump, the US president, has thanked Britain and France for the "power of their fine military strike" after the allies responded to a chemical attack in Syria.

The Pentagon announced on Sunday morning that they believe they have dealt a severe blow to the Syrian regime and destroyed their capability to carry out another chemical attack.

The allied-coalition took out research facilities involved with the research and development of chemical weapons, a Pentagon official said.

The US said that 105 missiles had been fired in the strike at the three targets.

Announcing the start of the strikes on Friday evening, Mr Trump had some strong words for Russia, which backs the Syrian regime in the…

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