US-led strikes in Syria without UNSC mandate a violation of international law – Putin

The US and its allies struck civil and military facilities in Syria, violating the UN Charter and international law, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, responding to the American-French-British intervention in Syria.

Where the air strikes took place

map of strikes
Here is our latest map showing locations in Syria where Western air strikes are believed to have taken place.
Earlier, US and French officials said three targets had been struck:
  • A scientific research facility in Damascus, allegedly connected to the production of chemical and biological weapons
  • A chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs
  • A chemical weapons equipment storage site and an important command post, also near Homs
However, the Reuters news agency cited a pro-Assad militia commander as saying that air strikes had taken place in several other locations.
And the Russian government said missiles targeting a military airfield eats of Damascus had been intercepted.