MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - The strikes on Syria are taking a toll on families right here in the Mid-South.
"They needed some freedom, they needed more democracy, they needed to share their opinions, but unfortunately the government in Syria is not very responsive" says Syrian native Hassan Almoazen.
Hassan Almoazen has been following the situation in his native country, Syria, for years.
"It breaks my heart to see kids being washed by water after use of chemical weapons. Anybody who would see that, that scene where you have to pour water on innocent people just because they've been gassed, it makes you, it makes you crushed."
Almoazen has not been able to talk to his family there since the missile strikes.
"Nobody would imagine harm being inflicted on anyone and to see missiles hitting anywhere is devastating to everybody."
The strikes are in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack earlier this week.
Almoazen would have liked to see a solution other than the use of deadly force.
"I think diplomacy is always the way to move forward on any conflict, not just by sending missiles."
Saturday, President Trump Tweeted "Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and power of their fine military...Mission Accomplished."
Almoazen disagrees. "I don't think mission is accomplished. Mission will be accomplished when people can go back home to their houses and feel secure."