lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013

Obama set to launch missile strikes on Syria 'in days'

  • United States is set to launch missile strikes against the Syrian regime in retaliation for its barbaric chemical attack on civilians.
  • It is believed that a "one-off barrage of strikes" using cruise missiles launched from warships in the Mediterranean is the leading option under consideration.
  • United Kingdom would be pressing to launch the missile strike in the next few days.
  • The cruise missile blitz is likely to be short and sharp and will not signal an intention to get involved in the bloody civil war in Syria.
  • The intervention is likely to involve missile strikes rather than an airborne bombing campaign, in order to avoid the dangers posed by the sophisticated air defenses supplied to Syria by Russia. The U.S. Navy had sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea but without immediate orders for any missile launch into Syria.
  • It is not revealed if Moscow has delivered advanced S-300 missile systems to the Syrian regime, a development which would vastly improve its defence capabilities and make any attempt to seize control Syrian air space considerably more difficult.

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