Witnesses told CNN that they heard explosions in the capital city of Damascus and that they began while Trump was making his address.
The British UN envoy Karen Pierce commented on the US-led strikes by saying that it can not be illegal to use force to prevent the killing of such numbers of innocent people.
The Kremlin on Saturday condemned Western air strikes on Syria where its armed forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad.
Assad made the remarks during a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who called Assad after the U.S-led attack on Syria, the state news agency SANA reported.
When asked if Syria's Assad could remain leader as long as he refrained from further use of chemical weapons, May said: "This was about, as I have said and you have recognized, this was specifically about the use of chemical weapons".
"America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria", Trump said from the White House.More news: Thousands Of Mourners Bid Winnie Mandela Farewell
"We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents", Trump said.
Trump said that he chose to take action because last weekend's action by Bashar Al-Assad "was a significant attack against his own people", and "not the actions of a man, they are crimes of a monster instead". "They are crimes of a monster instead". A second witness said the Barzah district of Damascus had been hit in the strikes.
The Pentagon official said the allied forces' attack was met with no resistance. The Nazi forces' opening attack against the USSR in 1941 was launched around 4 a.m.
A U.S. official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles. The missiles had been shot down in the Kiswah area south of the capital Damascus, it said.More news: China: Baby born four years after parents die in vehicle crash
On April 7th, the regime chose to again defy the norms of civilized people, showing callous disregard for worldwide law by using chemical weapons to murder women, children and other innocents.
Russian Federation reacted to the air strikes saying that once again they were being threatened and such actions by the USA will not be excused. He said the targets were "selected. carefully to minimize the risk to innocent civilians" and that he was unaware of any civilian casualties from the operation. Trump's entire address on Syria airstrikesDuring his address, he also called into question the responsibilities Russian Federation and Iran have to protect innocent people.
Last year, the United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the guided missile destroyers USS Porter and the USS Ross that struck the Shayrat air base.
McKenzie identified the targets as Barzah Research and Development, the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Storage Site and the Him Shinshar Bunker Facility.
The Pentagon held a press conference following the airstrikes on Saturday, saying that the strike hit all its targets, and "attacked the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons program". But Syria and Russian Federation have dismissed the reports as fabrications.More news: Winter Weather Warning In Effect for Halton
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