First images of US-led strikes on Damascus emerge


The first videos and photos have emerged on social media showing what appear to be the strikes by the US, the UK and French militaries in the Syrian capital.

Syrian state TV reported that Syria’s missile defenses shot down 13 missiles south of Damascus.  

The Chairman of the United States Army Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, however, said he was not aware that any missiles were intercepted, adding that the military has yet to assess the operational data. He confirmed that manned aircraft were involved in the airstrikes that hit three facilities in Syria that the US claims are part of its chemical weapons program.

One of the targets was a scientific research center in the greater Damascus area, Dunford said. The second was “a chemical weapons storage facility” in the vicinity of Homs, which, according to Dunford, housed sarin and chemical weapons precursors. The third target was also located near Homs and was identified by the general as a Syrian Army command post and storage facility.

The US military action in Syria was “a one time shot,” US Defence Secretary James Mattis said during a Pentagon press briefing, adding that he doesn’t rule out further action by the US if the Syrian government decides to mount chemical weapons attacks in the future.

The US used about double the number of weapons that US forces deployed during last year’s strike on Shayrat airfield, Mattis said. In that strike, 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired at Al Shayrat airfield in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in Idlib province.

7 thoughts on “First images of US-led strikes on Damascus emerge

  1. The first casualty of war is always the truth and anyone with a brain knows it. All wars are bankers wars and war is a racket. It was a bright cold day in April and all the clocks were striking thirteen. Oceana is always at war with Eastasia or Eurasia….read the book.

  2. “Syrian state TV reported that Syria’s missile defenses shot down 13 missiles south of Damascus.”

    I sent an article in that claimed that # was 71.

    Big discrepancy there.

      1. No retaliation is the bottom line, Angel.

        The Russians are apparently content to chalk it up to continued foreplay for now.

        1. Does it really surprise you? LOL
          (He told Russia in advance and didn’t go near Russian facilities.)
          The link has stopped “live” updating (probably because there’s nothing to “live” update… “Wag the Dog”)
          The update I wanted you to see was about the US being “Locked and Loaded”.
          Yep, you betcha. I can see Russia from my kitchen window. Anna Nicole Smith married her one and only true love.

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