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'Large part' of Syria chemical arsenal destroyed: France

AFP  |  Paris 

French said today that missile strikes carried out overnight in by Britain, and the US had destroyed a "large part" of the government's stocks of

"A large part of its has been destroyed," Le Drian told BFM television. "A lot has been destroyed in last night's strikes."

He also said had "solid intelligence" that the regime of Syrian was behind the in the rebel-held city of last weekend, which monitors say killed at least 40 people.

"On the question of chemical weapons, there is a red line that must not be crossed, and if it should be crossed again, there will be another intervention," Le Drian said.

"But I think the lesson has been learned.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 16:05 IST