US attack on Syrian airbases by John Sole

The Syrian Civil War entered a new phase last night as President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered an attack on Syrian airbase Al-Shayrat. The assault took place as two American warships anchored on the eastern Mediterranean Sea fired fifty-nine cruise missiles at the airbase, which is controlled by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The Syrian army later confirmed that six people were killed in the attack which led to big material losses in the way of airstrips, aircrafts and fuel stations.
The American President stated that the military operation took place as an answer to the chemical attacks believed to have been carried out by Al-Assad earlier this week, which killed more than eighty civilians. Trump justified his actions by defending that it is in the national interest of the United States to “prevent and deter the use of deadly chemical weapons”.
This intervention was the toughest direct U.S. action yet in Syria’s six-year-old civil war, and immediately raised the tension with Russian and Iran, as both countries are staunch allies of the Assad regime. Russian President Vladimir Putin regarded the attack as an “aggression against a sovereign nation” on a “made-up pretext”, and also declared that the strike had seriously damaged ties between Washington and Moscow.


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