Middle East

Russia appears to be readying for a naval battle with the US near Syria — but it could be a bluff

Written by Alex Lockie

Russia’s navy appears to have responded to President Donald Trump’s warning that US missiles are headed to Syria after he claimed that the Syrian government has again conducted chemical warfare on its own people.

The Russian military has said it is tracking the movements of the US Navy after Trump’s warning, according to Reuters. In April 2017, the US struck Syria over another chemical weapons attack, firing 59 cruise missiles from US Navy destroyers.

Now, satellite imagery and reports indicate that 11 Russian warships have left port in Syria, including a submarine.

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