Scores of Syrian students gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in Damascus on Saturday, protesting a US missile attack on Syrian air base.

The protesters held banners to condemn US missile attack, and chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”.

“The Iraqi scenario will not be repeated in Syria,” one of the banners read, referring to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by the United States after Washington accused Saddam Hussein of hiding weapons of mass destruction, which turned out to be false.

Ashraf Fadel, a university student, said that he came to condemn “the unjust American aggression against Syria.”

He further said that the UN was created to support the US instead of serving the “wronged people.”

The US, early Friday, responded to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government. It launched 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian air base.

The anti-Assad militant groups, including ISIS, expressed satisfaction with the attack.

Israel has also been actively involved in the Syrian conflict. Over the past year, Tel Aviv carried out numerous airstrikes on Syrian territory, most of which were reportedly targeting Hezbollah weapons convoys.

Hezbollah is now fighting alongside the Syrian government against the militant groups.