The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, where 87 people were killed in the chemical attack earlier this week, killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective.
The statements by Assad’s opponents and backers came as warplanes struck the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun where the chemical attack killed 87 people earlier this week. The air raid killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday’s chemical attack that killed 87.
The news agency reports that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his “courageous decision.”
The U.S.S. Porter and the U.S.S. Ross are already stationed in the region off the Syrian coast, where they launched more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an airfield used by the Bashar Assad regime.
On Thursday night, President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to conduct an airstrike on the Al-Sharyat airbase in Syria, the compound allegedly used by Syrian planes to deliver a chemical gas attack that killed dozens of civilians.
After six years of conflict and bloodshed in Syria, President Trump on Thursday offered this vague yet stirring comment, foreshadowing the U.S. airstrike set to unfold in the following hours.
Addressing the nation after American warships had fired 59 Tomahawk missiles against an airfield in western Syria on Thursday night, Trump blasted President Bashar Assad for choking “the lives of helpless men, women and children.”
But Russia claimed the attack, targeting the Shayrat Air Base in western Syria, was dealt under “far-fetched pretext.”
However, observers waited for how Moscow, one of many parties entwined in the Syrian conflict and the strongest ally of the Syrian government, would respond.