Iran Seeks Stronger Russia Alliance After US Strikes in Syria

Syrian rebels welcomed a US missile attack on a Syrian army airbase on Friday but said Washington's "responsibility" did not end there and military action should continue to prevent the Syrian government using airbases and banned weapons.

Another US missile fell in al-Hamrat village, killing four civilians, including a child.

The Trump administration launched 60 Cruise Tomahawk missiles from its offshore Mediterranean warships in the attack on Syria's al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria's third largest city.

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Initial reports suggested that 9 people were killed but later Talal Barazi, the governor of Homs province clarified that 9 wounded and 7 including 4 children were killed.

Syrian official says a USA missile strike on an air base in the country's center has killed seven people. "It is in the vital, national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons".

The U.S. strikes marked the first time during Syria's civil war that the U.S. directly.

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn praised President Trump's decision to launch an airstrike on Syria following this week's chemical weapons attack on civilians.

The US strike followed Tuesday's gruesome chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, where more than 80 people were killed.

Qassemi said, "The Islamic Republic, as the biggest victim of chemical weapons in modern history, condemns any application of such weapons, regardless of the perpetrators and victims".

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