Syrians around the world woke up to news of a US strike on a Syrian military airbase. Many welcomed the move — but some are also cautious.
On Thursday night, the United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at an air base in Syria "in retaliation" for a chemical attack on opposition-held Idlib carried out by the Syrian regime. Here is what Syrians had to say:
The reactions were varied:
Reactions on US strike on Syria:— Rami Zien (Zayat) (@Rami_Zien) April 7, 2017
1: Trump will be next war minister of ISIS
2: Trump is now called Abu Ivanka al-Amriki
Some Syrians were positive:
I am a Syrian child who suffered under Bashar al Asad & Putin. I welcome Donald Trump action against the killers of my people.— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) April 7, 2017
Even if this is a symbolic strike, destroying the Shuayrat airfield means one less place for Assad's airforce to kill people from.— Maysaloon (@Maysaloon) April 7, 2017
Nope , the US bombed Syria for it's interests but it's interests were for once alligne with that of the Syrian ppl so why not— (@TheGoatDaddy) April 7, 2017
But some had their reservations:
If NO Russian soldiers killed, Russia knows about the strikes— Ahmad Alkhatib (@AhmadAlkhtiib) April 7, 2017
If 5 Regime soldiers killed, #Assas's also know about the strikes
. : .— (@kasimf) April 7, 2017
This tweet reads: "The American strike is just like the hunter who pets his dog when it gets the prey a little late. We say again, nobody takes care of a dog to kill it."
This tweet reads: "The countries are so excited and supporting the American strike. It seems like they own the right to condemn or refuse."