Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the United States should "take out" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air forces in response to this week's chemical attack that killed as many as 80 people.
"Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths, as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days," the former Democratic presidential candidate told the "Women in the World" summit in New York City, CNN reports.
"I really believe that we should have and still should take out his air fields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them."
Clinton called again for a no-fly zone over the country, in an apparent jab to former President Barack Obama, for whom she served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
"I still believe we should have done a no-fly zone," she said. "We should have been more willing to confront Assad."
She also slammed Russia for backing Assad, saying that President Vladimir Putin "has basically weighed in, particularly with air power, to support this fight-to-the-death policy that Assad has."
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