Netanyahu declares Israel's 'full support' for US-led Syrian strike


Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana W. White (L) and Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr.

Between 12 and 24 hours before the strikes on Friday, the USA, the United Kingdom and France on Friday, Tel Aviv received the message, an Israeli source told Reuters on Saturday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday voiced his "total support" for US-led air strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Earlier in the day, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched a massive missile strike at targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical incident in Douma in Eastern Ghouta, which has already been blamed on Damascus despite the fact that the OPCW probe is only due to start today.

The Pentagon says they believe the airstrikes "attacked the heart of the Syrian chemical weapons program". We met all of our objectives, we hit all of our targets successfully. 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.

"Last night's operations were successful". She says the US was confident that they had "significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons ever again".

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More than 100 missiles were said to have been launched in the so-called "retaliation". Iran has been regarded by Israel as its arch enemy in the region.

Syria, Iran and Russian Federation have said Israel was behind a recent air strike on a Syrian air base that left seven Iranians dead.

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has spoken with his Syrian counterpart, too. Israel has not commented on the attack.

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (hah-meh-neh-EE') has called the USA -led airstrikes on Syria a "military crime".

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation representatives are planning a special session to hear from U.S., British and French officials about their military strike against Syria.