Algeria regrets Western air strikes against Syria: PM

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Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presents the government's programme to the parliament on September 17, 2017, in Algiers.

Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presents the government's programme to the parliament on September 17, 2017, in Algiers.

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Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presents the government's programme to the parliament on September 17, 2017, in Algiers.

Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presents the government's programme to the parliament on September 17, 2017, in Algiers.

ALGIERS - Algeria has criticized air strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain against Syria, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said on Saturday.

US, British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday, targeting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack.

"Algeria can only regret the strikes," Ouyahia told reporters.

He added that it was necessary to wait for the findings of an investigation into the alleged chemical attack before taking any steps.