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Trump says missiles 'will be coming' to Syria

Last Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 12:20 am PDT

FILE - This file image made from video broadcast on Syrian State Television on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 purports to show a chemical weapons expert taking samples at a chemical weapons plant at an unknown location in Syria. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's conflict, with the U.N. blaming four attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. A suspected chemical weapons attack occurred over the weekend in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma that was subjected to a resumed government offensive for three days starting Saturday. (AP Photo/Syrian State Television via AP video, File)

WASHINGTON – After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump says missiles “will be coming.”

Trump says on Twitter Wednesday: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'” He adds: “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Russian lawmakers have warned the United States that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime, saying it could trigger a direct military clash.

Trump didn’t say whether he was referring to a U.S. military strike. But he has threatened military action in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack, which activists and rescuers say killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government and its ally Russia have denied that such an attack ever happened.