New York (AFP) - The United States should "take out" Syrian government air fields, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Thursday as Washington threatened military action in the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack.
"I still believe we should have done a no-fly zone, I think we should have been more willing to confront (President Bashar al-) Assad," she told the Women in the World Summit in New York.
Assad's air force, said the defeated Democratic presidential nominee, was "the cause of most of the civilian deaths, as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days."
"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," added Clinton to loud applause.
She made the remarks in her first public interview since her shock election defeat to Donald Trump in last year's US election.
Trump on Thursday warned "something should happen" following a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northern Syria earlier this week that killed at least 86 and provoked global outrage.