Canada backs efforts to 'stop atrocities,' but not part of U.S. strike on Syria

Canadian officials say the federal government will have more to say today about an American missile attack on Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical weapons attack which killed at least 80 people.

The U.S. fired almost 60 missiles from two warships on Thursday evening against a government-controlled air base in central Syria

A spokesperson for National Defence in Ottawa said early today that Canadian Forces personnel were not involved in the missile strike. 

The statement added that Canadian operations in the region remain unchanged.  

Global Affairs issued a corresponding statement saying Canada ``continues to condemn in the strongest of terms chemical weapons attacks against Syrian civilians'' and that Canadian officials have ``been in touch'' with their U.S. counterparts.

The statement added that Canada supports efforts ``to stop these atrocities.''