To no one's surprise, Trump's decision to risk World War III was met with approval by United States media and political elites who have been calling for blood ever since the reports of the chemical attack emerged last week.
European leaders sought to capitalise on the attention on Syria Sunday with attempts to co-opt Russian Federation into a fresh diplomatic push to end seven years of fighting. British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the two countries - whose forces now control the town east of Damascus - of trying to cover up evidence. Asked about reports of the missile attack, an Israeli military spokesman said: "We don't comment on such reports".
CBS News also went to an apparent bomb-making factory for rebels in the heart of Douma, where there were the makings of fins for mortars, and a bin of what appears to be homemade grenades. In a USA military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, missiles took out almost 20 percent of the Syrian air force, the Pentagon said.
There have also been no reports on casualties or the extent of damage done to the facilities.
It didn't say who carried out the early Tuesday airstrikes. The stated support of NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg for the operation also helped boost a relationship between the United States and its Western allies.
Syrian media is now attributing the incident to a false alarm, and not a missile strike from an unknown attacker. Washington and its allies blamed Damascus for the suspected assault. Israel did not confirm or deny mounting the raid.
It included a visit to the main hospital to which the victims of the alleged chemical attack where taken. Who are the ones using violence to coerce a government? "We couldn't breathe, it smelled like chlorine".
It concludes that there is "no plausible scenario other than that of an attack by Syrian armed forces". He added: "They think that they're exceptional".
After the most recent attack in Douma that killed about 75 people, Alkhadi rushed to contact relatives still living in Syria, who told her the situation is bad.
"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria under no circumstances", Mr. Trump said Friday night. One medic said he heard someone scream "Chemical!" but saw no patients with symptoms. "I still remember that day the cloud was black and the people were choking by the chemical attack", explains Alkhadi.
Syrians crowded onto the streets in noisy demonstrations of defiance afterward and their ally Russian Federation denounced the attack.
The OPCW team arrived in Syria shortly before the air strikes and met with Syrian officials. The OPCW team does not have a mandate to assign blame for the attack.
The announcement came as Russian Federation rejected USA accusations of tampering with evidence in an investigation over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in Douma, near Damascus, on April 7. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized".
However, Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, maintained Moscow did not interfere with the investigation.
The missile strikes launched by the three countries "only show their impotence, while the army wiped out the terrorism they were funding", said the young woman.
A year ago, the United States launched missiles on Syria in response to another chemical weapon attack, he noted. "They are frantically looking for some justification if their claims that served as the reason for the strike don't receive confirmation".
On Monday, the White House walked back her statement and said that it has not yet made a decision on sanctions on Russian Federation.
"The pictures of dead children were not fake news", she said.
"A wider operation to hide the facts of the attack is underway, supported by the Russians", she told lawmakers.
The United States is preparing to impose sanctions on Russian Federation for "covering up" the actions of the Assad regime.
"Vladimir Putin, in particular, stressed that if such actions committed in violation of the U.N. Charter continue, then it will inevitably lead to chaos in worldwide relations", the Kremlin statement said. He spoke in an interview with Turkey's NTV television.