PM Malcolm Turnbull not ruling out joining military action in Syria

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not ruled out Australia joining future military action in Syria if another chemical attack occurs in the country.

Australia was not involved in air strikes on Saturday, where the US, France and UK launched over 100 missiles on Syrian weapons facilities.

However, Mr Turnbull said Australia may get involved if America or its allies asked for further resources.


“Obviously we work very closely with our partners and our allies and we are committed to the global resolution to stop the criminal use, the shocking use, of chemical weapons,” he said.

It’s reported Mr Turnbull will discuss the Syrian crisis and Australia’s involvement with other Commonwealth leaders while he is in Europe this week.