The strikes, in collaboration with the U.S. and France, are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.
And a significant body of information including intelligence indicates the Syrian Regime is responsible for this latest attack.
Speaking from the White House on Friday, president Donald Trump announced the military action, and said its intention was to degrade Syrian chemical weapons capabilities.
He warned that intervention would lead to a proxy war with Russian Federation which would be "not only risky to Britain, but the entire world". It is not about regime change.
She said the strikes were "right and legal" to "prevent further humanitarian crisis".
May said while the strike was targeted at Syria, it sent a message to anyone who used chemical weapons.
"This is the first time as prime minister that I have had to take the decision to commit our armed forces in combat - and it is not a decision I have taken lightly", she said.
"I have done so because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest", she added.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility. Syria and its main ally Russian Federation deny a chemical attack took place.
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I think their actions are actions of extreme cruelty, because they robbed my mother of her rightful legacy during her lifetime. Nothing could be further from the truth. "The overwhelming majority of women accept the patriarchy and protect it".
"While the full assessment of the strike is ongoing, we are confident of its success", she added.
In her comments, May also alluded to a nerve agent attack in Britain last month on a former Russian spy and his daughter.
The targets included a Syrian center in the greater Damascus area for the research, development, production, and testing of chemical and biological weaponry as well as a chemical weapons storage facility near the city of Homs. "We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized - within Syria, on the streets of the United Kingdom, or anywhere else in our world".
For his part, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Gerard Batten, opposed the British military action in Syria.
Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London on the air strikes against Syria.
Iranian President Rouhani says US-led military strikes in Syria will cause "destruction" in the Middle East.
Mrs May had earlier explained that there was no alternative to military action.
A YouGov poll for The Times newspaper this week indicated that only a fifth of voters believed that Britain should launch attacks on Syrian military targets and more than two-fifths opposed action.
"We have sought to use every possible diplomatic channel to achieve this", the prime minister said.
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President Trump did not specifically state the targets but did say the targets were associated with chemical weapon capabilities. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White warned that Russian Federation was actively attempting to sow confusion about the attack.
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