September 1, 2018

US draws up initial target list if Syria launches chemical weapons attack

(CNN) US intelligence and military targeting experts have drawn up a preliminary list of Syrian chemical weapons facilities that could be struck if President Donald Trump were to order a new round of airstrikes in the country, multiple US officials tell CNN.

A decision to take action has not been made, but one administration official with direct knowledge of the current situation told CNN the military "could respond very quickly" if Syria launched a chemical weapons attack, and the initial targeting data assembled would give the Pentagon a head start if the President decides to take action. Read more + video.


US already drafted list of targets for potential strike in Syria – report - RT

Russia gives US intel on planned chemical weapons provocation in Syria (video) - RT
Russia accuses Syrian rebels of planning Idlib chemical attack (video) - Al Jazeera

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