Syria begins presidency of UN disarmament forum

May 29, 2018 – UN Watch, leader of the global campaign to protest Syria’s presidency of the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament (CD), released the following appeal, background sheet and comment as the Assad regime begins its four-week tenure of the world’s top disarmament forum by chairing today’s plenary meeting, at 10 am in Geneva. “Having the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad preside over global chemical and nuclear weapons disarmament is like putting a serial rapist in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. The Assad regime’s documented use…

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Video of USS John Warner TLAM Launch on Syria

On April 14, 2018, a U.S. fast-attack submarine launched tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean Sea as part of a multi-national strike operation against the Syrian government in order to degrade the Syrian government’s capability to produce and utilize chemical weapons. The submarine’s operations in the Mediterranean Sea are part of a routine deployment in support of our regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests.

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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Actions taken against the use of chemical weapons in Syria

In the North Atlantic Council today the United States, France and United Kingdom briefed Allies on their joint military action on 14 April. They briefed that a significant body of information indicated that the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack against civilians in Douma on 7 April, and that their military action was limited to the Syrian regime’s facilities enabling the production and employment of chemical weapons. The three Allies emphasized that there was no practicable alternative to the use of force. Allies expressed their full support for this…

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Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

By Jim Garamone U.S., British and French air and naval forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a Pentagon news conference tonight. “As the world knows, the Syrian people have suffered terribly under the prolonged brutality of the Assad regime,” the secretary said. “On April 7, the regime decided to again defy the norms of civilized…

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Submarine Veliky Novgorod eliminated terrorists’ critical objects by Kalibr missiles in Syria

At 10:11 a.m. September 22, Black Fleet submarine Veliky Novgorod operating in the Mediterranean waters fired the Kalibr cruise missiles from submerged position at the terrorists’ objects in Syria. The missiles targeted recently detected defensive posts, concentration of personnel and hardware as well as ammunition depots of Jabhat al-Nusra in Idlib province. The firing range was about 300 kilometers. This surprise missile attack in the province of Idlib eliminated critical control points, training bases and armored vehicles that had been involved in attempt to seize 29 Russian Military Police servicemen…

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Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino fired Kalibr cruise missiles against ISIS in Syria

On September 14, the project 636.3 submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino in eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea fired the Kalibr cruise missiles from submerged position against the ISIS critical objects in Syria. The strikes targeted control posts, communication centres as well as ammo and munitions storages in the ISIS controlled areas to the south-east from Deir ez-Zor. The submarines fired seven sea-based cruise missiles from submerged position at the terrorists’ objects. Target range was from 500 up to 670 km. The objective monitoring data confirmed all the targets to…

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USS Porter Completes Patrol; Returns to Rota

April 11, 2017 – USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Naval Station Rota following the completion of its third forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol, April 11, 2017. Porter departed Rota Nov. 30, 2016, to conduct naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. During the patrol, Porter participated in Romanian-led multinational exercise Sea Shield 2017 and Allied Maritime Command-led multilateral exercise Dynamic Manta 2017, interacting with multiple allied and partner nation navies. In addition, Porter, along with USS Ross…

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President Trump Orders Missile Attack in Retaliation for Syrian Chemical Strikes

USS Porter conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea. Porter, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ford Williams April 6, 2017 – The United States fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria today in retaliation for the regime of Bashar Assad using nerve agents to attack his own people. President Donald J. Trump ordered the attack on Al-Shayrat Air Base, the base from which the chemical attack on Syria’s…

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