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Media captionTheresa May said the UK had taken part in “limited and targeted strikes”

The UK is “confident” that air strikes carried out by Britain, the US and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria have been successful, the PM has said.

Theresa May also said it had been “right and legal” to take action.

Military basis near the capital Damascus and the city of Homs were targeted, after an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma.

Jeremy Corbyn called it “legally questionable” in a letter to Mrs May.

Downing Street published a summary of the legal advice it received on the strikes, stating that the UK was “permitted under international law” to take measures to “alleviate overwhelming humanitarian suffering”.

Syrian state media said the strikes had been “a flagrant violation of international law”.

The UN Security Council will satisfy on Saturday at Russia's request.

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