Étiqueté : Syria

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What media in Russia, Iran and Syria are announcing on Syria strikes

State media outlets in Russia, Iran and Syria have been carrying heavy condemnation of US-led air strikes on Syrian government positions. US, French and British forces launched the attacks in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack carried out by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week. Below is a round-up of how…

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US and France remark none of their missiles intercepted in Syria

The US and France have denied Russian claim that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by the US, the UK and French forces early on Saturday. « None of our aircraft or missiles involved in this operation were successfully engaged by Syrian air defences, » Lieutenant-General Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint…

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Pentagon: US-led strikes on Syria hit every target

The Pentagon has said US-led strikes on Syria successfully hit every target, dealing a « severe blow » to President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged chemical weapons programme. Lieutenant-General Kenneth F McKenzie told reporters on Saturday that the US’ military operation with Britain and France was aimed « at delivering a clear and unambiguous message » to Bashar’s government over an alleged chemical weapons…

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How is Russia possible to answer to US strikes in Syria?

Russia has long been threatening the US with « serious consequences » to its missile strikes against the Syrian regime over the alleged chemical attack in the rebel-held town of Douma. Speaking after the US air raid on Saturday, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to Washington, reiterated that « such actions will not be left without consequences ». However,…

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Incorrect movies on social media about strikes against Syria

Following US, French and British air strikes on three Syrian targets on Saturday, a lot of pictures and videos are being shared on social media allegedly showing the attacks. However, as with other events such as mass shootings or other major events, a lot of misinformation is being circulated, including from other media, about Saturday’s…

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Tales you furthermore mght can have neglected on yarn of the Syria strikes

With Saturday’s US-led airstrikes on Syrian government positions dominating coverage internationally, here is a roundup of some of the stories you may have missed. Israeli troops open fire on Palestinians Israeli soldiers killed at least four Palestinians and wounded around a 1,000 others during protests in the Gaza Strip. The deaths bring the number of people…

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Five issues to know in regards to the US-led strikes in Syria

The United States and allies have responded to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against the rebel-held town of Douma with missile strikes. US President Donald Trump announced he ordered air strikes in Syria « on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities », in collaboration with the UK and France. Russia, an ally of Syrian…

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US sends combined signals over protection force motion in Syria

US defence chief James Mattis has urged caution in Washington, DC’s response against Syria, dialing back President Donald Trump’s rhetoric about possible military action following reports a chemical attack in the besieged town of Douma last week. In a public hearing on Thursday, Mattis told members of Congress that the US is « not going to engage…

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5 issues to take hang of about the anticipated US strikes in Syria

The United States has vowed to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against the rebel-held town of Douma with missile strikes. Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has pledged to retaliate if the Pentagon does carry out strikes for what it described as a « fabrication » chemical gas attack. Analysts…

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Russia threatens to shoot down any US missiles fired at Syria

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin has said that his country would respond to any US missiles fired at neighbouring Syria by shooting them down and targeting their launch sites. In an interview with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV on Tuesday, Zasypkin said that « if there is a US missile attack, we – in line with both…