Apr 7, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Report: U.S. told Syria of airstrikes before launch

U.S. Navy via AP

Syria's armed forces were warned about the U.S. military action hours before the missile strike on the Shayrat airbase, AFP reports. A Syrian military source said they "learned of the American threat and the expected military bombardment on Syrian territory," but were not told exactly where the strike would take place:

We took precautions in more than one military point, including in Shayrat airbase. We moved a number of airplanes towards other areas.ā€” A Syrian military source told AFP
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