>> This was a joint assault on Syria. French and British warplanes playing a key role in the strikes early Saturday. French President Emmanuel Macron posting video and this picture on his official Twitter account. Showing him surrounded by staff in the Elysee Palace's version of the White House Situation Room.
France unleashed 12 cruise missiles fighter jets and warships during the attack. Macron took a firm line against Assad and his allies, even before Saturday's action, giving an interview to French TV to say he had proof of Assad's use of chemical weapons. His government also justifying the attack by releasing its own intelligence report based largely on open sources.
It concluded there was no other plausible explanation than a chemical attack coordinated by the Syrian regime. And France's Foreign Minister warned if the red line banning the use of chemical weapons was crossed again, there would be another intervention.>> The humanitarian suffering.>> The Western missile attack on Syria was right and legal.
Britain's Prime Minister echoed President Macron.>> This must be stopped.>> Theresa May suggesting there was no choice but military action. Britain launched four tornado jets from its base in Cyprus overnight. May, like Macron, issued the strike order without approval from her parliament. She set to face them on Monday.
Germany, meanwhile, supported, but chose not to join, its European allies in the attack. It's now calling for renewed efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.