SHIITE AXIS VOWS REVENGE FOR MISSILE ATTACK ON SYRIA


 Iraq on Saturday called on Arab leaders to “take a clear position” about Syria at a summit planned in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Iraqi state television said, citing a foreign ministry statement.

US, UK and France to brief Nato allies

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Meeting of the @NATO Council called for this afternoon. France, UK & US will brief Allies on actions in .
After the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched a total of 103 missiles against Syrian targets overnight on Saturday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the attack unites Syrians and increases Damascus' resolve to continue "fighting and crushing terrorism in every inch of the nation."
Bashar Assad said on Saturday that the joint attack against Syria came after the Western states realized they had lost control of the situation in the region and credibility in the conflict.
The statement comes hours after a video emerged on the web showing Assad coming to work in a suit and a tie and carrying a briefcase in the wake of the attack.
On Friday, US President Donald Trump ordered to "launch precision strikes on Syria" in retaliation to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma despite having only social media content as evidence. France and the UK have joined the US attack, with three countries launching over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles at "civilian and military facilities" in Syria.
The Syrian air defense units have intercepted 71 cruise missile out of 103, including all that had been fired at Dumayr military airport located north-east of Damascus, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Damascus has slammed the joint attack as a "brutal, barbaric aggression," explaining it "aims at hindering the OPCW [Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] mission's work and preempting its results."