|RT | Apr 7, 2017|
US missiles strike Syria
“This is a war crime, because those Syrian soldiers are part of our country, and we won't accept this at all,” a Damascus resident told RT’s Ruptly agency on Friday.
“As Syrians we have no fear, and we know that we are targeted and there is a conspiracy against us. Every time we move forward for stability and for victory they attack us or send terrorists to us… But we won’t fear anyone because we are the owners of this land,” another Syrian said, adding that the people of Syria “condemn this criminal act, carried by a country which claims to protect human rights.”
US goes to war so often & easily that a good number of Americans believe raining down Tomahawk missiles on a country doesn't count as "war" https://t.co/xgvONdPKGQ— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 7, 2017
“If you want the truth, it is just an argument to enter the country, like with what they did in Iraq. In my opinion, that was a wrong move and we have to respond,” another Damascus resident told Ruptly.
#US Actions in #Syria Reminiscent of Military Intervention in #Iraq - #Lavrovhttps://t.co/aScPYYdRhwpic.twitter.com/2EM8rCBMFQ— RT (@RT_com) April 7, 2017
Other people in the streets of the Syrian capital also strongly condemned “the American aggression,” with some saying they saw it as a “response to the achievements of the Syrian army in the country.”
At least 14 people including nine civilians were killed in the US strike, the governor of Homs, Talal al-Barazi told RT Arabic. Several others were injured in the attack, the Syrian official said, adding that the majority of victims of the missile strike were local villagers.
The White House described its missile attack as a “very decisive, justified and proportional” action, claiming there was “a huge humanitarian component” to its military operation in Syria.