Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Israel says US-led strikes have enforced Syria red line

Israel says US-led strikes have enforced Syria red line

He also warned Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad that he was risking his own regime by using chemical weapons.

The prime minister also praised the strike's strategic goals, saying, "Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle".

Early on Saturday, the United States, the United Kingdom and France fired more than 100 missiles from ships and manned aircraft at Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, which the countries blamed on Damascus.

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The United States reportedly notified Israel of missile strikes against Syria in advance.

Earlier, another Israeli official said the punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the Damascus government. We met all of our objectives, we hit all of our targets successfully. "It was a successful mission", US Defense Department chief spokeswoman Dana White told reporters at the Pentagon.

Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana W. White (L) and Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. The Russian Defense Ministry says that most missiles launched by the Western states at Syria had been repelled by the Arab Republic's air defense systems. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime".

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On Monday, seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in an early morning strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with regime allies Iran and Russian Federation blaming Israel for the attack. Zarif says the using allegations of chemical weapons to justify attacking Syria before inspectors from a chemical weapons watchdog agency begin their work.

Tensions have been running high between Israel and its arch-foe Iran, a key backer of the Syrian regime which provides military advisers and "volunteer" ground forces to Damascus.

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