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May defends legality of Syria attacks in parliament

IANS  |  London 

British on Monday defended before Parliament the legality of her decision to bomb facilities in coordination with the US and

May claimed Saturday's missile attacks were "not just morally right but also legally right" and were not about getting further involved in Syria's seven-year civil war, news reported.

"It was about a limited, targeted and effective strike that sought to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the Syrian people by degrading the Syrian regime's capability and deterring their use," she said.

However, said that the attack was "legally questionable" because it was not done in self-defence and did not have the approval of the

On April 14, the US, the UK and launched three attacks on facilities in allegedly used for the production and storage of chemical weapons, after an alleged attack was carried out in the Arab country a few days earlier, which has not been independently verified.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 01:54 IST