Friday, April 13, 2018

Syria: US, France and UK carry out strikes.

(Damascus) President Donald Trump says he has approved US military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the UK and France. The strikes are in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week. Speaking in an address to the nation President Trump said:.

"A combined operation with the armed forces of France and the United Kingdom is now underway," 
President Trump said in an address to the nation.
Explosions have been  reported near the Syrian capital Damascus.
Possible targets for the Allied strikes could be:

Map taken from Adam Milstein tweet

Syrian state TV is reporting they shot down 13 cruise missiles during the attack, whilst there may be an element of truth in them shooting down a missile, we have to remember that when Israel struck Syria after the downing of one of its F16I jets in February of this year, the retaliatory air strikes took out half of the Syrian air defence network.