Netanyahu says Israel "fully supports" US-led airstrikes on Syria

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"A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad", Trump said in a primetime televised address to the nation. "Tonight, led by the Americans, the U.S., France and Britain acted appropriately", an Israeli official said on condition of anonymity in a statement issued in Jerusalem.

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.

The Russian military had previously said Syria's Soviet-made air defense systems downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the United States and its allies.

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

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Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says, "It was mission accomplished".

The Pentagon, however, has claimed that the airstrikes "successfully hit every target".

Syrian air defenses responded firmly to the Western powers' attacks, shooting down most of the missiles fired at the country. We met our objectives. She says the USA was confident that they had "significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons ever again".

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

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"Last night's operations were successful".

Russian Federation and Syria disagree with Western allies that gas was used by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces to suppress opposition close to Damascus in an April 7 attack.

"This morning, the U.S., Britain, and France proved that their commitment to the fight against chemical weapons is not limited to statements only", he went on. Iran has been regarded by Israel as its arch enemy in the region.

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