Syrian state TV acknowledged early Tuesday that the reported attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs was a false alarm, not outside aggression.
Officials in Syria and Russia allegedly blocked investigators from entering the scene of a suspected chemical attack, a watchdog group said Monday.
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
The Pentagon on Monday denied any involvement in an attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs, not far from where U.S., U.K. and French missiles struck early Saturday morning.
U.S., European, Russian and Arab analysts at a conference in Rome, while pondering the best “security architecture” for the Middle East, admitted — or at least some of them did — that talk of the necessity for a “political,” as opposed to “military,” solution for Syria is somewhat flawed given facts already on the ground.
Hundreds of Syrians came out to the streets of Damascus on Monday to rally in support of the regime’s army and leader Bashar al-Assad following Saturday’s U.S.-led airstrikes against the country’s chemical weapon facilities.
President Trump has sent a message that his “red line” will not be crossed.
Although the recent Syrian airstrikes were double the size of last year’s strikes on an airfield, President Trump reportedly selected one of the more restrained proposals designed by the Pentagon.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Sunday western powers that further attacks in Syria will bring “chaos” in international relations.
Almost one year into his term, French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the airstrikes in Syria and defend an economic reform agenda that has prompted widespread worker strikes.