US strike overdue, says Australian Syrian

The toughest direct US action in Syria’s six-year civil war should have happened sooner, an Australian Syrian activist says.

Dr Ibrahim Iyoun Alsoud says action should have been taken after a 2013 nerve gas attack that left hundreds dead.

It is time for the free world to say enough is enough, the Victorian said after a US missile strike on a Syrian air base believed to have been used by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to launch this week’s deadly chemical weapons attack.

“It is about time and it is about time for this bloodshed in Syria to stop,” Dr Alsoud told AAP on Friday.

Dr Alsoud, a member of the Australian Syrian Association, said Assad is fighting his own people and Iran and Russia remain his biggest supporters.

“Somebody has to say no to Russia and to Syria and Iran as well.”

Australian Syrian Association Victoria spokesperson Dr Said Ajlouni said everyone should support the US action taken by President Donald Trump.

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Source: News Now/APP/Yahoo News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.