North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supports airstrikes in Syria

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Activists and rebels in Syria claim that Syrian Government forces used chlorine gas on April 7 in their attack against Douma, a town near Damascus held by rebels.

"This calls for a collective and effective response by the global community".

But Russia branded the airstrike an act of "hooliganism" and called for a vote on a United Nations resolution to condemn "the aggression" against Syria.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will convene an emergency meeting on Syria to discuss the USA -led airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, an official from the alliance told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.

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Rahmani said the attackers planted mines to stop reinforcements from coming to help the government forces fend off the attack. He said the attack began around 2 am with the Taliban storming the highly secure compound in Khuja Omari district.

'Since this was blocked by Russian Federation there was no other alternative than to react the way they reacted at this time'. "But at the same time, I think it really will be risky if the global community accepts use of chemical weapons and therefore we support the actions taken last night", Stoltenberg told reporters, when asked if the military operation in Syria might threaten the UN-led search of the political solution of the conflict in the Middle Eastern country.

Mr Trump declared it was "mission accomplished" and thanked the United Kingdom and France "for their wisdom and the power of their fine military".

Jeremy Corbyn said the military action against Syria was "legally questionable" and makes real accountability for war crimes less likely.

"Last year (US) President Donald Trump said that the use of chemical weapons would violate a red line".