Syrian air defense forces were placed on full alert amid concerns about a possible US strike against the country, Al Masdar News reported, citing local media sources.
A source at the Mezzeh Air Base claimed that the troops stationed at the facility were ordered to prepare for a possible attack against Damascus.
While the exact reason for this move wasn’t revealed, “it is believed to be due to the potential threat of a US strike on the capital or its surrounding area,” the news agency added.
The Syrian government however hasn’t yet commented on these reports.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that militants in the Syrian province of Idlib were preparing to stage a false flag chemical weapon attack against civilians in order to blame Damascus and give the US and its allies a pretext for a punitive strike against Syria.
The ministry noted that the US and its allies keep “building up a group of cruise missile carriers in the Middle East region” in preparation for a possible strike.
French President Emmanuel Macron also declared during his speech to French ambassadors on Monday that france as ready to launch new strikes against Syria in case of a chemical weapons attack there.
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