Israel Offers 'Full Support' For US-Led Airstrikes On Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered Israel's "full support" for airstrikes on Syrian targets in retaliation for the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians in the rebel-held town of Douma.

While Netanyahu came out in support of the operation, some Israeli diplomats are concerned that the attack will pave the way for an American withdrawal from Syria. "This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime".

A day earlier, just hours after the Western coalition struck the military targets in Syria, the Israeli army released a statement saying the drone was an armed one meant to carry out an attack in Israel.

Netanyahu made the statement on Saturday night when Sabbath is over.

They "are responsible for the regional consequences of this adventurist action", it said, condemning a "clear violation of global rules and laws".

The directive was issued after several government officials lauded the allies' actions, including Housing Minister Yoav Galant, who called the strike "an important signal to the axis of evil - Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah", reported Channel 10.

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An Israeli official said Israel was notified of the strikes ahead of time. Iran is the key backer alongside Russian Federation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, providing military advisors and "volunteer" ground forces.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until Assad's government stopped its use of chemical weapons.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his support for punitive strikes carried out by the US, Britain and France against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"This morning, the US, Britain, and France proved that their commitment to the fight against chemical weapons is not limited to statements only", he added.

Israel has reportedly carried out scores of military strikes in Syria against militant groups, such as Hezbollah, over their suspected transport of weapons for use in future attacks on Israel.