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 Assad's allies say US attack crosses 'red lines'

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base crossed "red lines."

Assad 's allies claim they would now respond to any new aggression and increase their level of support to their ally, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

"What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines. From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well," the statement reads.

See more: Chemical weapons containers spotted at destroyed Syrian airbase. PHOTOS

On April 7, U.S. warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase following a chemical airstrike in the province of Idlib blamed on President Assad.

At least 80 civilians died in the air attack on the town in rebel-held Idlib province prompting an international outcry. The United States accuses the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of using chlorine gas mixed with a highly toxic sarin-like nerve agent in an air attack. UNICEF confirmed at least 27 children had been killed in the attack in Idlib.
   
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