air strikes

Donald Trump feels he had no choice but to launch air strikes on Syria – but the balance of power on the ground has not changed

Source: Independent President Donald Trump had little option but to order a missile strike against a Syrian airbase after holding Syria responsible for that poison gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed 80 civilians. He had criticised President Obama for being weak, slow and indecisive when facing similar challenges, so he […]

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive. But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US's use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

by Robert Fisk, The Independent The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast. […]

Syria air strikes: America’s attacks on Isis may help Bashar al-Assad keep his regime alive. But the Syrian leader will be watching with concern as the US’s use of air power spreads to include more targets outside its original stated aim

by Robert Fisk, The Independent The moment America expanded its anti-Isis war into Syria, President Bashar al-Assad gained more military and political support than any other Arab leader can boast. […]