Syrian town hit by chemical attack targeted in airstrikes

The use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria has sparked a diplomatic incident, as Trump's airstrikes has him squaring up to the Putin-supported Assad regime.

In his first interview as President Donald Trump's top national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Sunday backed the USA missile attack on Syria last week, saying "we're prepared to do more", even as Russian officials hint that current USA strategy could mean war. We don't see a peaceful Syria with Assad in there, " Haley said on CNN.

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi Arabia's king about Syria and he "reaffirmed strong Saudi support for the United States' military strike against the Sayrat airfield".

As Trump sends missiles into Syria - in response to the devastating chemical weapon attack on civilians - further conflict with Syria or possibly even Russian Federation becomes more feasible.

April 9 (ANI): Responding to Russia's claim that the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase wasn't very effective, President Donald Trump has explained as to why the runways were not attacked and remain undamaged. Asked whether she thought Russian Federation was trying to help Assad cover up the use of chemical weapons, Haley said either Moscow knew Assad had weapons that would be used or they were "played for fools by Assad and kept in the dark".

Syrian forces launched further air strikes on Saturday, which killed 18 people - including five children - in the rebel-controlled Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the civil defence rescue service reported.

The two men "condemned the American operation against a Syrian airbase which is an aggression against an independent country", Iran's state news agency IRNA said.

The U.S. launched almost 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield on Thursday night in response to a chemical weapons attack in northern Syria earlier in the week allegedly carried out by the Assad regime. Syria state media said the US air raid killed nine civilians, including four children.

"If this intervention is limited only to an air base, if it does not continue and if we don't remove the regime from heading Syria, then this would remain a cosmetic intervention", said Cavusoglu. Assad accused the USA of trying to boost the morale of "terror groups" in Syria.

"Why have you attacked the Syrian army which is at war with terrorists?" "Tonight I call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types".

"Is it the position of the Trump administration that he can not be ruler of Syria anymore?"

President Trump's new National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster made an appearance on this week's edition of "Fox News Sunday" where he suggested that Russian Federation should reconsider its support for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

A United States defence official also clarified that the strikes conducted by the nation were not meant to damage runways or fully disable the Syria base.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is visiting Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterparts, said today he plans to ask them about their commitment to ensuring Syria has no chemical weapons.