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Trump warns Russia of missile strike in Syria

IANS  |  Washington 

US warned on Wednesday that it should "get ready" for a missile strike on in response to an on civilians in the rebel-held city of that has blamed on the Syrian regime.

Since the that killed 70 people in on Saturday, Trump ramped up his threats to take military action in Syria, alleging Russian complicity in the attack, which both and have vehemently denied.

"vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'," Trump tweeted. "You shouldn't be partners with a 'Gas Killing Animal' who kills his people and enjoys it!"

The US had described the attack as "sick" and criticised Russian and for supporting Syrian President He had threatened that there would be a "big price to pay" for the deaths.

The Syrian-said over 500 people had been found with symptoms "indicative of exposure to a chemical agent" and the demanded access to the area to verify reports from its "health cluster" partners that 70 people had died, the reported.

Yevgeny Serebrennikov, the of the Russian upper house's Defence Committee, said on Wednesday that would respond immediately if its military in gets hit by a possible US airstrike, according to news agency.

After the attack, Trump and his cancelled The US and Western allies said they agreed to work together.

Also, Russia used its veto to block a US resolution at the to set up an independent probe into the



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:30 IST