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Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes

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Israeli on Saturday voiced his "total support" for US-led air strikes against over its alleged use of

"A year ago I gave Israel's total support for (US) Donald Trump's decision to mobilise against the use of chemical weapons," he said, referring to American strikes against the Syrian regime in April 2017 after a on a rebel-held town.

"Israel's support remains unchanged," Netanyahu said.

"This morning the United States, and the showed that their commitment is not limited to declarations of principles," he added in a statement.

The three countries had carried out a wave of pre-dawn missile strikes, hitting targets near and in province, Western officials said.

Netanyahu warned Syrian that his "ceaseless efforts to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction... put in danger." Israeli public radio reported that Western allies had given Israel, which remains technically at war with neighbouring Syria, advance notice of the air strikes.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 00:20 IST