US DoD: US, UK, French Strikes Aimed At ‘Chemical Research Infrastructure’

By Sputnik News

(File Photo) © REUTERS/ Robert S. Price/Courtesy U.S. Navy

THE operation, which started at 9 p.m., was “specifically associated” with chemical research facilities and chemical storage sites, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford said Friday.

Three main chemical sites were targeted, as well as one command center, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The operations are now complete. Continued barrages will not take place, unless Assad uses chemical weapons again, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said.

These targets were made with the goal of minimizing any impact on Russian forces, according to JCS.

The deconfliction line with Russia was “active” this week, and the US followed normal use of deconfliction lines with Russia, as normal for clearing the airspace, JCS said.

“This wave of strikes is over,” Dunford said.

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