Syria condemns US airstrikes calling them 'brutal, barbaric aggression'

Syria's government denounced President Trump's decision to launch airstrikes against chemical weapons production facilities in the country, calling it "brutal, barbaric aggression."

The Washington Post reported Syria’s foreign minister said the strikes won't affect the determination and insistence of the Syrian people and the heroic armed forces.

Saturday morning the U.S., France, and the U.K. launched around 120 missiles at targets in Syria allegedly associated with the governments chemical weapons efforts.

Hours after the strikes against Syria, the country's government published video showing President Bashar al-Assad arriving at work, with birds heard chirping in the background.

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the strikes were just a warning to Assad following the attack in the Douma that left dozens dead.

Mattis said quote, "But right now this is a one time shot and I believe that it sent a very strong message to dissuade him to deter him from doing this again."

The order to strike was announced late Friday after a week of deliberation with British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Several lawmakers reacted quickly on Friday to President Trump's decision to launch a military strike on Syria without consulting Congress.