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theguardian.com Syria crisis: Trump says strikes have been ordered against Assad regime – live | World news Graham Russell 3m ago 02:39 Some more detail on the situation in Damascus. A Reuters witness has said at least six loud explosions were heard in the city and smoke was seen rising. Syrian state TV has said the army’s air defences were confronting an attack by the United States, France and Britain. A second witness said the Barzah district of Damascus had been hit in the strikes. Barzah is the location of a major Syrian scientific research centre. 6m ago 02:37 Worth noting that staff from the UN’s Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were due to visit Damascus on Saturday to determine whether chemical weapons were used in Douma on 7 April . 6m ago 02:37
EU Calls on Russia To Halt Airstrikes in Syria: The Guardian | World | The Syria War - October 12, 2015.
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theguardian.com EU calls on Russia to halt airstrikes in Syria Ian Black The EU has urged Russia to halt its military intervention in Syria , warning that it risks prolonging the four-and-a-half-year conflict and undermining a political process to end it – despite profound disagreement on how to achieve that. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday said the Russian attacks were of “deep concern and must cease immediately”. Federica Mogherini, the union’s foreign policy chief, called the Russian intervention a “gamechanger” that has “some very worrying elements”. For the first time, ministers also called for the protection of civilians to be an international priority. President Bashar al-Assad bore the greatest responsibility for the 250,000 dead, they said, linking “the systematic targeting of civilians by the regime” to “mass displacements and recruitment to and the flourishing of terrorist groups in Syria”.