Aggression against Syria

Syrian quagmire

Print edition : May 12, 2017

A doctor treating a child in a makeshift hospital following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province of Syria on April 4. This photograph was provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Centre, which has been authenticated on the basis of its contents and other AP reporting. Photo: AP

This satellite image released by the U.S. Department of Defence shows a damage assessment image of Shayrat airbase in Syria, after the U.S. blasted it with a barrage of Tomahawk missile strikes on April 7. Photo: DigitalGlobe/U.S. Department of Defence via AP

The Syrians who were injured in a suicide car bombing that targeted buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in a tent on the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib province on April 17. Photo: OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (centre) with his counterparts from Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif (right), and Syria, Walid Muallem, after their talks in Moscow on April 14. Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP

The U.S. military aggression against Syria following an as-yet-unexplained chemical attack in that country’s Idlib province resulted in a caution from Russian President Vladimir Putin against more such “false flag” incidents that put the blame on the official authorities, and the evolution of a “joint procedure” by Russia, Iran and Syria to counter the situation.
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