UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – A NATO-based E-3A AWACS aircraft are hovering close to the northern border of Syria, without exceeding Turkish airspace, according to Western sources.
At the same time, the second US P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft took off from the Sigonella base on the Italian island of Sicily towards the shores of Syria, where Russia has the Hmeimim air base (Brif Latakia) and the technical technical supply base at Tartus port.
Earlier in the day, another P-8A Poseidon aircraft over a range of hours, at a height of 6,8,000 meters, over international waters in the Mediterranean, near the shores of Syria, circled from time to time, from the Russian bases At a distance of about 50 km.
Turkish media reported that a US Navy destroyer with 56 Tomahawk rockets is currently located 100 kilometers from the Tartous base, accompanied by a French-made frigate Aquitaine and a German frigate near the Syrian coast.
In a tweak on Twitter, US President Donald Trump confirmed the United States’ intention to launch a missile strike on Syria, calling on Russia to “prepare” for it.