The United States along with the UK and France launched a series of airstrikes inside Syria.
The missile strikes were a targeted response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma, a town outside Damascus. The U.S. and its allies believe the Syrian government orchestrated the attack but so far no evidence has been made public to support that claim. So, what’s next in this geopolitical chess match?
CGTN’s Nathan King reports.
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To discuss all of this:
- Ammar Waqqaf is managing director of the Syria-focused think tank Gnosos.
- Alexander Nekrassov is a former advisor to the Russian government.
- Remi Piet is a professor associate with the European Union Center at Florida International University.
- John Sitilides is a global risk analyst with Trilogy Advisors.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) April 16, 2018
French President Macron and British PM May face anger from lawmakers for conducting joint air strikes with the US in Syria in their first major military action since coming to power https://t.co/4VvFWZYKv9 pic.twitter.com/bQMUI393wN
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 16, 2018
'We have not done this because President Trump asked us to do so" says Prime Minister Theresa May on airstrikes in Syria pic.twitter.com/CqEWF8C6mY
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 16, 2018