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Following Donald Trump’s announcement to attack Syria, the loyalist forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are emptying the military airports and their most important bases while they remain on alert.
Syrian government forces are evacuating their main bases in the face of a possible attack by the United States in retaliation for an alleged chemical bombing four days ago near Damascus, which the government of the Arab country considers a “flimsy” pretext not based on evidence.
The troops loyal to the Syrian president, Bashar al Assad, are emptying the military airports and their most important bases, while they continue on alert, in compliance with the orders of their command, reported on Wednesday (11.04.2018) the Syrian Observatory of Human rights.
That source had already revealed on Tuesday that the leadership of the Syrian government troops had given instructions for their forces to mobilize for 72 hours.
In this way, the authorities prepare for a hypothetical US attack, on which today the US president, Donald Trump, gave more clues when he warned Russia in a tweet that they will launch missiles.
“The chemical pretext”
The American Syrian Medical Society (SAMS) and the Syrian Civil Defense, both organizations supported by the US, reported that at least 42 people died with symptoms of having suffered an attack with toxic substances in that city.
No other source has confirmed that it was a bombing with chemical weapons and both Damascus and Moscow have denied the use of such weapons in Duma, where they launched an offensive on Friday that was suspended two days later after an agreement with the Army of the Islam, the faction that dominates this population.
For the Syrian government, “the chemical pretext” used by the US Administration is “weak and not based on evidence.”