Syria’s air defense on ‘highest alert’ in case of sudden strike by US — media

The Syrian air defenses have been placed on high alert in case of a sudden missile strike by the US, news portal Al-Masdar reported on Monday, citing a source in the republic’s military command. According to the source, the Mezzeh Airbase has received an order to prepare for a possible attack on Damascus.

Earlier, Russian Defense Ministry Representative Igor Konashenkov informed journalists that the US is making preparations for a missile attack on Syria, which will follow after a staged chemical weapons attack in the province of Idlib, blamed on the Syrian government.

On April 14, the US, the UK and France used the rumors about a chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta as a pretext for dealing a massive strike against Syria without consent from the UN Security Council.

TASS