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NATO chief 'supports' Syria strikes: statement

AFP  |  Brussels 

The of NATO expressed his support for Western strikes in today after bombings targeting Bashar al-Assad's regime in retaliation for a

"I support the actions taken by the United States, the and .. This will reduce the regime's ability to further attack the people of with chemical weapons," said in a statement.

Explosions were heard in the Syrian capital early today, as US announced the punitive strikes in a joint operation with and Britain.

They come a week after a on the rebel-held suburb of Douma that left dozens dead.

Stoltenberg said the Syrian regime's use of was "a clear breach of international norms and agreements".

"NATO considers the use of as a threat to international peace and security, and believes that it is essential to protect the Convention," the statement added.

"This calls for a collective and effective response by the international community.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 11:40 IST