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US-led strikes on Syria justified: Israeli official

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

Punitive US-led strikes on are justified because of the "murderous actions" of the government, an Israeli said today.

"Last year (US) said that the use of would violate a red line. This night, under America's guidance, the United States, and Britain acted accordingly (because) continues to carry out its murderous actions," the official, who declined to be identified, said.

"also serves as a base to carry out such action, namely on behalf of Iran, endangering its territory, its forces and its leadership," the added.

Public radio said that had been informed ahead of time of the strikes that were carried out by the United States, and Britain.

Tensions have been running high between and its arch-foe Iran, a key backer of the Syrian regime which provides and "volunteer" ground forces to

On Monday seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in an early-morning strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with regime allies and blaming for the attack.

Israel did not deny or confirm any responsibility.

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