Syria

Missiles of aggression

Print edition : May 11, 2018

The skies over Damascus erupt with surface-to-air-missile fire during the attack on April 14. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP

The site of the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, near Damascus, on April 16. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP

A U.S. Air Force B-1 Bomber en route to Syria on April 13 separates from the boom pod after receiving fuel from an Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker. Photo: U.S. Department of Defence/AP

Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on April 17 holding placards as French President Emmanuel Macron (not in picture) delivers a speech before a debate on the future of Europe. Photo: Vincent Kessler/REUTERS

Demonstrators from the “Stop the War Coalition” protesting in Whitehall, London, on April 16 against the U.K. government’s involvement in the latest air strikes on Syria. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Without waiting for independent confirmation that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the town of Douma, the U.S. with its two staunch NATO allies carries out air strikes against Syria.
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