27-Apr-2018
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Russia warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria

MOSCOW April 15: Russia on Friday night warned of unspecified "consequences" against a U.S.-led coalition that struck Syria, stoking fears the conflict could escalate.
 
Statement by the Ambassador Antonov on the strikes on #Syria: "A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris".
 
President Donald Trump ordered targeted military action in the country, following an alleged chemical weapons attack that reportedly left dozens of citizens dead.
 
In a statement released on Twitter, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said the country was being "threatened," and warned reprisals could follow. 
 
Since 2011, the Assad government has been locked in a deadly and protracted conflict with resistance fighters, and elements of ISIS, and has been backed by Russian forces.