The military action comes a little more than a year after the United States launched almost 60 cruise missiles at an airfield in Syria following an earlier chemical attack in the Syrian civil war. "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents".
"Applaud" Trump for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signalling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue, said Senator John McCain, Chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee.
Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now in Damascus and are expected to visit Douma this weekend.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was set to begin its investigation inside the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma on Saturday, just hours after the strikes.
"The president used the term "mission accomplished" in the military sense".
"I say to the foreign secretary, I say to the prime minister, where is the legal basis for this?"
Russian Federation in November used its veto three times to bury a previous UN-led inquiry which found that Syrian forces had used sarin in the attack on Khan Sheikhun in April past year.
The wave of missile strikes was the most significant attack against President Bashar al-Assad's government by Western powers in seven years of Syria's brutal civil war.
"While the USA and our allies must not turn a blind eye to Assad's vile and inhumane attacks against his own citizens, military action in Syria must be measured, as part of a coherent strategy to prevent Assad from using chemical weapons without further destabilising an already-volatile region or inadvertently expanding the conflict", said Senator Mark Warner.
Russian and Iranian military help over the past three years has allowed Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him.
Here are statements from some Congressional Leaders regarding the United State's joining France and Great Britain in conducting these attacks.
Co-organizer Waseem Ramli said he's disappointed that Trudeau is supporting aggression with no evidence the Syrian government used chemical weapons.
Sarin had previously appeared to be the threshold for intervention.
"We wanted their friends Iran and Russian Federation to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well", Haley said.
The Pentagon said the strikes targeted three facilities a scientific research center in the Damascus area, allegedly linked to the production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology; a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs; and a chemical weapons equipment storage facility and key command post, also west of Homs.