Germany backs ‘necessary and appropriate’ strikes in Syria: Merkel

Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday the air strikes against the Syrian regime were “necessary and appropriate” after the suspected chemical weapons 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.

The chancellor on Thursday had ruled out Germany joining any military action against Syria.