Homs governor says US strikes on Syria serve 'goals of terrorism'

BEIRUT, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. missile strikes on Syrian military positions serve the goals of "armed terrorist groups" and Islamic State, the governor of Syria's Homs province said on Friday.

"Syrian leadership and Syrian policy will not change," Homs governor Talal Barazi said in a phone interview with state television. "This targeting was not the first and I don't believe it will be the last," he added.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers an statement about missile strikes on a Syrian airbase, at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017.

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This action in Syria was appropriate and just. My full statement: https://t.co/oIlOT65zTC
.@POTUS's strikes in #Syria send impt msg US won't stand by as #Assad, aided by #Russia, slaughters innocent Syrians https://t.co/aWTeS9N7PK
I support stopping Assad's atrocities, but it's unnerving that Trump changed his position on striking Syria 180 degrees in only 24 hours.
So @POTUS cares enough about the Syrian people to launch 50 Tomahawks but not enough to let the victims of Assad find refuge & freedom here.
My statement in response to U.S. missile strikes in #Syria: https://t.co/8oL0QlpIeS
Statement with @SenJohnMcCain on military strikes in Syria. https://t.co/kSzaEBifhI
MY OFFICIAL STMT TONIGHT ON SYRIAN MISSILE ATTACK: https://t.co/KpVJF9bgao https://t.co/oI0rMp0Ib4
I guess Trump wasn't "Putin's puppet" after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet. I'm officially OFF the Trump train.
.@POTUS "Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched." (1/2)
(2/2) It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread or use of deadly chemical weapons.
This is an act of war. Congress needs to come back into session & hold a debate. Anything less is an abdication of… https://t.co/YWWwxTFpcQ
While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked.
The President needs Congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution.
Today over 500,000 people have watched my videos and streams. 90% are @realDonaldTrump supporters, none want war with Syria. #NoMoreWars
Sen @ChrisCoons on #Syria airstrike: "The President’s actions today generate more questions than answers." https://t.co/SJUrusaCHS
The U.S. made clear tonight that the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians in Syria will not be tolerated.
My full statement on the US airstrikes in Syria: https://t.co/kjzYtr29s8

(Reporting by Mohamed el-Sherif/Tom Perry; Writing by Ellen Francis; Editing by Randy Fabi)

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