Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1

Syrian President Bashar Assad's office has denounced the United States strike calling it "reckless, irresponsible behaviour".

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrike on the eastern side of Khan Sheikhoun killed a woman, marking the first death in the town since Tuesday's chemical attack that killed 87.

The White House says that Trump spoke with South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn about US strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack by President Bashar Assad's government on civilians.

"But I don't see this as enough", Erdogan says, and repeats Turkey's calls for a "terror-free zone" to be established.

Within hours of the US cruise missile strikes, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan described the action as a "positive and concrete step against the war crimes of the Assad regime" and said the worldwide community must do more.

A political solution to the Syrian crisis is not possible while Bashar al-Assad is in power, the United States envoy to the UN said Saturday.

Mr Johnson had been due in the Russian capital on Monday but will stay away as G7 foreign ministers draw up their coordinated response.

A Saturday airstrike by the USA -led coalition killed at least 21 people, including a woman and her six kids on a boat in the Euphrates River, according to activists.

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"Both by the Syrian government and by Russian Federation as the guarantor to play the role in Syria of securing chemical weapons, destroying the chemical weapons and continuing to monitor that situation".

Saudi Arabia said the missile launch by Trump was the right response to "the crimes of this regime to its people in light of the failure of the global community to stop it". Moscow, which has military advisers on the ground supporting Assad's forces, denounced the US action as illegal. "We strongly condemn the illegitimate actions by the US The consequences of this for regional and worldwide stability could be extremely serious", Russia's deputy UN envoy, Vladimir Safronkov, told a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday.

Erdogan has said Turkey, which hosts warplanes from the US -led coalition in its southern Incirlik airbase, would be ready to support further USA action in Syria.

"Developments in Syria have changed the situation fundamentally", he said.

"I'm disappointed in that response. because it indicates their continued support for the Assad regime", the USA top diolomat said.

"Turkey is where it was on April 6, 2017".

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, appeared at a rally in the northern city of Trabzon.

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