American Planes Strike Syrian Military Targets.

May 19, 2017

For only the second time since American troops entered Syria to help train anti-Assad rebels and groups fighting ISIS American aircraft have been ordered by the local American commander on the ground to attack Syrian forces directly. The only previous such attack was ordered by the President on a Syrian airbase where chemical weapons had been deployed against civilians. This new attack was against Syrian forces supporting Assad who had moved into one of the so-called safe zones established by the anti-Assad coalition to protect civilians. Warning shots were fired at the Syrian troops, but they failed to leave so the airstrike was ordered under the authority granted to local authorities by President Trump