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US, allies asses risk of missile strike on Syria, - Bloomberg
13:19, 13 April 2018

US, allies asses risk of missile strike on Syria, - Bloomberg

The US, France and the UK should sort out a number of the issues before they decide to attack

13:19, 13 April 2018

AFP

Since Donald Trump, the President of the US and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France considered a possible military strike on Syria the world is guessing when the attack can take place and how big it might be as Bloomberg reported.

The US and its allies still debate on the missile strike on Syria since the chemical attack of Douma by the Syrian government that caused the death of about 70 civilians.

Related: U.S. special services get evidence of chemical weapon use in Syrian Douma

According to Bloomberg, any military move against Syrian government forces carries numerous risks. For example, after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman indicated in Paris that Saudi Arabia could join a punitive raid on Syria over the use of chemical weapons; the Saudis blamed Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen for firing missiles at Riyadh.

The US, France and the UK should sort out a number of the issues before they decide to attack. Those include settling on a target list and crafting an attack to avoid provoking a standoff with Russia – a key ally of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.  

Related: 'Hundreds of Russians' killed in Syria several weeks ago, - Pompeo

On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.

Related: Are we heading to a war? Russia and the US are exchanging threats and mustering forces to Syrian coast

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

Also, on April 12, President Trump specified when the US will attack Syria

As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.

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