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    SYRIA FIGHTS BACK: Foreign ministry blasts ‘thoughtless’ Trump for LYING to justify attack

    The Syrian Foreign Ministry said it was not surpised by the “thoughtless” esclation by the US in reaction to Assad’s alleged chemical attack on his civilians. 
    State news agency SANA cited an official source in the ministry as saying: “We are not surprised by such a thoughtless escalation by a regime like the United States regime, which sponsored terrorism in Syria and still does.” 
    The US president today sent a war mongering threat to Russia warning missiles “are coming” to Syria after after Saturday’s deadly chemical attack in the war-ravaged country.
    He also lambasted Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad. 
    Fears of World War 3 are growing after the Kremlin vowed to shoot down bombs and their launch sites in response to Assad’s alleged chemical attack on civilians.
    Earlier today several reports claimed US coalition aircraft were spotted flying over Iraq and Jordan, heading towards Syria.
    And a KC-767 re-fuelling aircraft has entered Jordan from Saudi Arabia, according to local sources.
    And now the US and its allies, including the UK, are considering whether to hit Syria over a suspected poison gas attack that medical relief organisations say killed dozens of people in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on Saturday.
    Mr Trump today revealed the USA’s relationship with Putin’s state is “worse now than it has ever been”.
    He vowed “animal Assad” would pay a “heavy price”.
    He tweeted: “Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason for this.
    “Russia needs us to help with their economy, something that would be very easy to do, and we need all nations to work together. Stop the arms race?
    In response, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post that “smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not towards the lawful government”, referring to Syrian rebels and Assad respectively.
    Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said any US missile strike could be an attempt to destroy evidence of the reported chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, for which Damascus and Moscow have denied any responsibility.
    After the attack, the rebel group holed up in Douma – Jaish al-Islam – finally agreed to withdraw from the town.
    That sealed a major victory for Assad in Syria’s civil war, crushing a protracted rebellion in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus.