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Germany backs 'necessary and appropriate' strikes in Syria: Merkel

AFP  |  Berlin 

German said today the air strikes against the Syrian regime were "necessary and appropriate" after the attacks that killed dozens in Douma.

"We support the fact that our US, British and French allies ... assumed their responsibilities. The military intervention was necessary and appropriate," Merkel said in a statement.

"Everything leads us to believe that (Assad) bears responsibility" for the Douma attack, Merkel said.

The on Thursday had ruled out joining any military action against

Today she said it appeared likely that the Syrian regime "had used against its own people on several occasions in the past". Merkel added: "A century after the end of World War I... we must fight against the erosion of the (international) convention on chemical weapons".

"will undertake, in a determined way, diplomatic efforts to support this," Merkel said.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:50 IST