US, UK and France begin air strikes on Syria

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British, US and French forces have bombed several government targets in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites.

According to the BBC, explosions hit the capital, Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of Homs, the Pentagon said.

The attack comes just hours after the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed Moscow had proof that an alleged recent chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign intelligence services.

Speaking at a news conference, Mr Lavrov did not mince his words as he spoke of possessing “irrefutable evidence that it was another staging.”

He added: “The special services of a state which is in the forefront of the Russophobic campaign had a hand in the staging.”

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