Russia has warned there “will be consequences” following airstrikes on Syria launched by the joint military forces of the US, Britain and France in response to a chemical attack on civilians. Vladimir Putin denounced the strike after his ambassador to the United States said the bombings were an insult to the president as the three nations joined forces in response to the “evil and despicable crimes of a monster”.  Britain, US and France launched more than

100 airstrikes in a “one-time shot” against Syria early this morning. General Joseph Dunford confirmed three targets had been struck at a Pentagon briefing shortly after Trump’s announcement. These include a scientific research facility in Damascus, which is allegedly linked to the production of chemical and biological weapons, a chemical weapons storage close to Homs and a chemical weapons equipment storage sight and command post, also near Homs. READ MORE