Syrian official says a U.S. missile strike on an air base in the country's center has killed seven people.
A USA missile strike targeting an airbase in central Syria killed nine civilians, including four children, on Friday, state news agency SANA reported.
President Trump's plan following the attack remains to be seen, however some Republicans say he should use the opportunity to strike at President Assad's remaining defences.
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to launch missiles at the airbase, from which he said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched, marked a dramatic departure from the more cautious approach of his predecessor Barack Obama.
The state TV called the attack an "American aggression". The strikes drew sharp criticism from Russia, Assad's ally. Syrian officials and their allies also said they did not expect the attack to lead to an expansion of the conflict.
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Hasan Haj Ali, commander of the Free Idlib Army rebel group, which fights under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) umbrella, told Reuters the strikes came at a "very important phase" and showed Syrians that "there is still humanity in this world".
In a separate report on the strikes, SANA claimed that the US -led coalition had committed "dozens of massacres against the Syrians" which had left "dozens of civilians dead or injured".
In reprisal for the Bashar al-Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons earlier this week, the United States launched 59 long-range Tomahawk missiles on the airbase from which it believes the Syrian warplanes launched the chemical attack.
Showing support for political solutions to end the crisis in Syria, the protestors voiced their rejection of any interference or strikes by the US against Syria.
The U.S. said it launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight from two U.S. Navy warships in the eastern Mediterranean in response to what it claims was a chemical weapon attack that killed more than 100 people earlier this week. The American attack "sends a clear message to the regime and its backers" that they can no longer avoid repercussions, he added.