Israel lauds US-led airstrikes on Syria as "appropriate" response

Israel lauds US-led airstrikes on Syria as

The U.K., USA and France launched the attacks near Damascus early Saturday.

"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", he said in a written statement.

"We confined it to the chemical weapons-type targets".

A United States official told Reuters the strikes were aimed at multiple targets and involved Tomahawk cruise missiles. "But on this occasion there is none". The US and its allies fired over 100 missiles at civilians and Syrian military bases in the capital city of Damascus.

Mattis tells reporters he is certain Assad conducted a chemical attack on innocent people.

"Despite the involvement of numerous large worldwide banks in past large-scale sanctions violations no banker other than Mr. Atilla has ever been charged for such conduct, much less sent to prison", Atilla's lawyers said in the latter.

Earlier, another Israeli official said the punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the Damascus government. "We were not out to expand this, we were very precise and proportionate, but at the same time it was a heavy strike", he said.




Iran has no interest in maintaining the secular regime of Bashar Assad.

In London, Britain's Theresa May also emphasized that the retaliation was focused on Assad's chemical weapons and ensuring a stop to the "erosion of the worldwide norm that prevents the use of these weapons". Syria denies responsibility and says it gave up its chemical arsenal. More details are expected Saturday.

"They will gain no benefit; just as they did not while in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, over the past years, committing the same criminal acts", he said.

Trump said the U.S.is prepared to sustain pressure on Assad until he ends what the president called a criminal pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.

Mattis is asking that "responsible nations" join in condemning the Assad regime.

Mattis briefed reporters at the Pentagon Friday an hour after President Donald Trump announced the strike.

Shortly after the attack, the Syrian presidency posted on Twitter, "Honorable souls can not be humiliated". As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus.

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