Is a Second Strike on Syria Coming from the U.S.? After firing 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, many are wondering if this was a “one-and-done” strike or if there’s more to follow. Many NATO allies have praised President Trump for the strike after the brutal attack by Assad. However, both Iran and Russia have denounced the attack with a warning coming from Putin about “extremely serious consequences.”
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The Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev even stated that the strikes have left the United States “on the verge of military clashes with Russia.” President Trump, on the other hand, called for “all civilized nations” to join him against Syria, after the attack. The United States Intelligence officials are also looking into the possibility of a direct connection between Russia and the attack on Sheikhoun, Syria, which left 86 people dead.
New Attacks in Syria
Less than 24 hours after the attack issued by President Trump on the Syrian airbase, the Assad regime issued more airstrikes on another town in Syria. The new strikes were on a western Syria port and came from Russia sending a frigate armed with cruise missiles into the port. This may have been a show of force in response to the U.S. attack.
Some Key Developments since the U.S. Attack
Since the first attack on Syrian, the Syrian air force has resumed operations at the base struck, the Pentagon as began investigating Russian involvement in the chemical attack and U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, stated the United States is “prepared to do more.”
NATO has stated that the Russian frigate was the largest deployment from Russian in decades. Currently, President Trump has been very quiet about the next possible steps after the first attack. The White House won’t comment on whether this was a one-off attack or if it’s a prat of a bigger strategy.