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Pentagon gives details on damage to Syria airstrike targets

15 April 2018
Pentagon gives details on damage to Syria airstrike targets

He said all 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members backed the airstrikes as a outcome of the country conducting a suspected chemical attack against its civilians last weekend. The countries targeted Damascus and surrounding areas in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons capabilities following a chemical attack last week which killed at least 60 people.

Recalling the consistent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation condemnation of Syria's continued use of chemical weapons, the alliance chief said the alleged use of such weapons had been a clear breach of worldwide norms and agreements.

"All NATO allies expressed their full support for last night's actions, which were meant to degrade the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and to deter further chemical weapon attacks against the people of Syria", Stoltenberg said at a press point following the North Atlantic Council (NAC) meeting on Syria, April 14, as reported by an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack was a "crime" and declared Theresa May, Donald trump and Emmanuel Macron "criminals".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the strikes had wholesale support.

U.S., France and Britain are set to come together with and brief North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies on the strikes on Syria in an emergency meeting on April 14, Reuters reported. Stoltenberg's statement was made public on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation website.

Jeremy Corbyn said the military action against Syria was "legally questionable" and makes real accountability for war crimes less likely.