Winds of war, US destroyer to Syria

Russian jets at low altitude on the ship

10 April, 17:13

    US Navy 'USS Donald Cook' in Gdynia [ARCHIVE MATERIAL 20160408 ] US Navy 'USS Donald Cook' in Gdynia [ARCHIVE MATERIAL 20160408 ]

    ISTANBUL - The US Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook has left the port of Larnaca on Cyprus and is headed into Syrian territorial waters, said Turkish daily Hurriyet on Tuesday.
    It said the US warship is about 100 km away from the Syrian port of Tartus, where there is a Russian military base. Some Russian jets flew over the destroyer 4 times at low altitude making disturbing maneuvers while approaching Syrian territorial waters.
    The US military has not yet confirmed the ship's movements, which are taking place under high tension following the Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack Saturday on the rebel-held town of Douma.
    Regarding the attack, US President Donald Trump said on Monday the US would "be making some major decisions in the next 24 to 48 hours."

    In the meantime, Iran warned that the Israeli air strike against a Syrian air base in which seven Iranians were killed "will not go unanswered". So said a top Iranian official, Ali Akbar Velayati during a visit to Syria on Tuesday. Initially Farsnews spoke of four Iranian victims of Monday's strike, but the toll was revised upwards to seven on Tuesday. The victims have been transferred to Iran for the funeral rites, unofficial sources say.

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