Canadian Prime Minister Justin has expressed his support for punitive strikes carried out by the US, Britain and France against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Syria airstrikes UPDATES | Trump calls it 'perfectly executed strike'; UN Security Council rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression
As Trump announced actions against the Syrian government, explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus, signalling a new chapter in a brutal seven-year-old civil war.
After Russia warned the United States against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said missiles "will be coming."
The measure is facing a possible veto from Russia, Syria's ally, which wants to first see a report due on Thursday on a sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhun before deciding on the fate of the inquiry.
The West, mainly the United States, fabricated the whole story about the chemical attack in order to have a pretext for the missile strike, Bashar al-Assad said in an interview.
The White House said that the US intelligence and numerous contemporaneous reports confirmed that the Syrians used sarin gas on their own people
Putin considers American strikes on Syria aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international norms, a spokesman said.
Obama's White House would never directly intervene militarily against the Assad regime
Syrian state TV said Friday that a US military strike against a regime air base was an act of aggression.
The strikes hit a government-controlled air base where, US officials say, the Syrian military planes that dropped the chemicals had taken off
Syrian aviation struck a large terrorist warehouse near Khan Sheikhun, the Russia defence ministry said, adding that the warehouse contained "toxic substances".
The death toll could rise further because there are people missing, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The draft resolution "condemns in the strongest terms the use of chemical weapons" in Syria.
Syria's opposition National Coalition accused President Bashar al-Assad's government of a suspected toxic gas attack.
A human rights group said those killed in the Idlib province died from suffocation and the effects of the gas.