Syria opposition hails US strike, calls for continued action

Friday, Apr 7, 2017,9:29 IST By joji A A A

Beirut | Syria’s opposition National Coalition hailed the US strike on a Syrian military base today, calling for further American action against President Bashar al-Assad’s military capabilities.

“The Coalition welcomes the strike and urges Washington to neutralise Assad’s ability to carry out air raids,” spokesman Ahmad Ramadan told AFP. “We hope for more strikes…
and that these are just the beginning.”

The United States has fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria in retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, US officials said.

It was the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump’s most dramatic military order since becoming president.

The surprise strike that took place last night marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the US getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year.