Syrian native reacts to news of U.S. Military action in Syria

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita man who moved to the United States decades ago from Syria says the actions from the U.S. Military come as bitter-sweet.

Nazir Jesri was born in Syria, but came to the United States around 30 years ago. He has been outspoken that the actions of the Syrian Government, using chemical weapons, should not be tolerated.

"The al-Assad regime has to go, there is just no way, he will not be able to govern the whole regime. Its not just him, the whole regime has to go," Jesri said.

Bashar al-Assad is the president of Syria, many of his alleged actions causing outrage in the international community.

al-Assad and his regime are accused of using chemical weapons against civilians multiple times over the past few years.

The United States made military action Thursday night, striking a al-Assad regime stronghold.

In Wichita, a McConnell Air Force Base spokesperson said the base is ready if called upon, but it has not received any orders pertaining to the military action made Thursday night.

Jesri says he had lost cousins and friends to the attacks he blames on the al-Assad regime. He is hopeful that the U.S. action will resolve all the conflict in Syria.

"This one over here, of course it’s close to home,” he said. 

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