The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad who this week ordered the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria, killing hundreds, with kids left to gasp for air while they died, has called U.S President Donald Trump's retaliatory attack on their military base today 'Irresponsible' and 'foolish'.
Assad, backed heavily by Russian president Vladimir Putin and Iran, has turned his country into a war like zone as he uses his military to attack not just 'terrorists' but also rebels against his government and innocent civilians who live in rebel-held areas.
"At 3.42am, the United States carried out a flagrant aggression with missiles against one of our airbases in the central region, killing six people and wounding a number of others, and causing significant damage," Assad's office said on Friday afternoon.
"The airbase was almost completely destroyed - the runway, the fuel tanks and the air defences were all blown to pieces,"
"What America did is nothing but foolish and irresponsible behaviour, which only reveals its short-sightedness and political and military blindness to reality,"
"An American missile also hit the village of Al-Hamrat, which killed four civilians including a child,"Russia's military on Friday said the Syrian forces' air defences will be boosted after the nation earlier demanded an emergency UN meeting.
"Another seven civilians were wounded when a missile hit homes in Al-Manzul, four kilometres (two and a half miles) away from the Shayrat air base," it added.
"To protect Syria's most sensitive infrastructure, a complex of measures will be implemented in the near future to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the Syrian armed forces' air defence system," spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.