Residents, officials applaud US decision to strike Syrian airbase

Many people who spoke with News 12 applauded President Donald Trump's decision to order missile strikes against a Syrian government airbase where it is believed chemical attacks were launched early this week.



The chemical attack killed dozens of Syrian people, including small children.



Defense officials say U.S. warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on the president's order. At least seven people were killed in the attack, which severely damaged the airbase.



Among those offering their conditional support to the president was Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey.



"I think he acted appropriately," says Rep. Lowey. "We need a comprehensive plan and to work with our allies, but I do think that the president's directive and the persistent actions were measured and justified."



It's not immediately clear what the fallout will be from the attack, but some people who spoke with News 12 said they are concerned about a possible attack in the homeland, and the prospect of another war in the Middle East.



"I hope we won't have any consequences with Russia now," said one Yonkers resident.


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