UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The United States considers eight targets as targets for strikes in Syria, the American CNBC television channel said on Thursday referring to a source familiar with the situation.
Among these goals, two Syrian airfields, one research center and a factory potentially related to the production of chemical weapons, the CNBC interlocutor notes.
The source also said that the Syrian command redistributes the Syrian air force aircraft to the airfields, where the Russian military security services are based, counting on the fact that the US will not strike at Russian facilities.
The US media earlier reported that Pentagon chief James Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, will arrive on Thursday to the White House to discuss with President of the United States Donald Trump the options for action in Syria.
Previously, Mattis said that the United States had not yet decided on a blow to Syria, he also avoided answering the question of a military conflict with Russia.
The day before, US President Donald Trump advised Russia to prepare for the US missile attack on Syria in response to the possible use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of the Duma. On Wednesday, the zone near the Syrian coast was declared dangerous for flights of airliners.