Turkey welcomes strikes on Syria as ‘appropriate’: foreign ministry

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The strikes launched by US, UK, France against Assad regime were an appropriate reaction, Turkish foreign ministry said on Saturday after an overnight attack on the Assad regime.

U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed more than 70 civilians last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad.

Strikes carried out on Syria targeted three facilities associated with the government’s chemical weapons programme, U.S. Marine General Joseph Dunford has told reporters in Washington.

The first target was a scientific research center outside of Damascus and the second was a chemical weapons storage facility outside of Homs, he said.

The third target was near to the second and was a chemical weapons storage facility and an important command post, he said.

The current wave of airstrikes, which would result in a “long-term degredation” to Syria’s ability to research and produce chemical weapons, was now over, Dunford said.

Source: Daily Sabah

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