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Canada backs Western strikes on Syria: PM

AFP  |  Ottawa 

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

"supports the decision by the United States, the United Kingdom, and to take action to degrade the Assad regime's ability to launch against its own people," Trudeau said in a statement Friday.

The strikes came after an on the rebel-held town of that killed more than 40 people, according to medics and rescuers. Joe Dunford, of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the strikes hit targets related to Syria's -- a scientific research center near Damascus, a weapons storage facility west of Homs, and a third location nearby containing a command post and an equipment storage facility.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:30 IST