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Strikes hit Syria as country had 'chance for peaceful future': Moscow

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russia's foreign ministry said today that Western strikes on came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future."

wrote on Facebook: "those behind all this claim moral leadership in the world and declare they are exceptional. You need to be really exceptional to shell Syria's capital at the moment when it had gained a chance of a peaceful future."

Huge blasts were reported around early today, moments after the US, France, and Britain announced they were striking Syria's

The joint operation came one week after a outside left more than 40 people dead.

Zakharova suggested that Western media bore some responsibility for the strikes, claiming the cited "multiple media sources" on the in Douma.

"American and other Western media must understand their responsibility for what happened," Zakharova wrote.

The Russian defence ministry and the Kremlin have yet to make any comment on the strikes announced by US

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 09:35 IST