British Prime Minister Theresa May orders submarines to move within missile range of Syria in preparation for possible strike, sources tell the UK's Telegraph

Map. History of Syria conflict

18 July 2018
Leader of Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) Syrian rebel group exit Douma after surrendering heavy weapons
3 month ago
British PM May summons ministers to discuss possible military action in Syria
3 month ago
Russia @kommersant: Russian MOD are holding closed negotiations with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff at the moment; Russia expects that the US will share coordinates of their targets in Syria to avoid loss of life on the Russian side
Rebels surrender heavy arms in Syria's Ghouta, leader exits: monitor
3 month ago
Russian Duma calls on the Russians to avoid traveling to the Middle East cause threats by Trump
N. Hama: Russia|n Air Force resumed airstrikes after pause of several days, bombing area of Hamirat.
Russia says Syrian government forces have retaken Eastern Ghouta
Russian military police deploy in Syria's Douma - RIA agency
3 month ago
USS Donald Cook apparently moved away from Syria and was between Crete and Cyprus yesterday, with Admiral Grigorovich close by.
Russian military police has entered Douma
Fighter jets have just arrived in the past few minutes at RAF Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus
FSA launches about 120 GRAD missiles towards 2 SAA airbases. Causalities reported.
@obretix: Large (12m) satellite dishes were installed on top this hill ~10km southeast of Tartus including three new bunkers for Buk surface-to-air missile systems in the southeastern corner (21 Dec 2017)
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Thu 12th April. 'RUSSIAN NAVY EXERCISE' off the Syria coast - Surface to 66,000ft.3 month ago
NOTAM and navigation warnings in force around Cyprus for Thu 12th April. 'RUSSIAN NAVY EXERCISE' off the Syria coast - Surface to 66,000ft.
Kuwait Airways cancels its flights to Beirut as of tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, until further notice. "Thanks for your understanding and cooperation and hoping all are safe."
3 month ago
Turkish President Erdogan, US president Trump discuss Syria over the phone
3 month ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May calls emergency cabinet meeting for Thursday to consider military action against Syria
3 month ago
"I can't tell you what needs we would need to go to Congress with" on authorization for a strike on Syria but the administration will "follow the law," says @PressSec in response to my question.
"A final decision on that hasn't been made," says @PressSec on attacking Syria with missiles despite @realDonaldTrump tweet.
3 month ago
[email protected]: "Russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this. They guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would not happen again, they failed at that."
White House: Russia failed to ensure Syria's elimination of chemical weapons
"Russia guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by Syria would not happen again. They failed at that." says @PressSec
National security team met today here at the @WhiteHouse and was chaired by @VP, confirms @PressSec.
"The president has not laid out a timetable" on Syria, responds @PressSec.
The White House: President Trump has not made his final decision on the military strike against the Syrian government
3 month ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May orders submarines to move within missile range of Syria in preparation for possible strike, sources tell the UK's Telegraph
3 month ago
"We're maintaining that we have a number of options and all of those options are still on the table," says @PressSec on Syria response by US.
3 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS holds Syria and Russia responsible for this chemical weapons attack."
Russia, Syria held responsible by @POTUS for latest chemical weapons attack, replies @PressSec to question.
White House says Trump holds Russia and Syria responsible for Syria chemical attack: press brief
Netanyahu uses Holocaust event to urge action against Syria, Iran
Clashes between the government forces and ISIS in the Yarmouk camp in Damascus
Gen. Joe Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, has canceled a scheduled public appearance in New York tomorrow. This is happening as the president appears to be gearing up for another missile strike on the Syrian government.
3 month ago
Theresa May ready to join military action against Assad government in Syria without first seeking parliamentary consent, sources tell the BBC
Two Syrian Air Il-76 are flying over Syria
US Department of State: Reports from contacts on the ground in Douma are credible and will be investigated by the independent OPCW fact-finding mission. This was a barbaric attack and the int'l community must hold any party that uses ChemicalWeapons accountable. We will stand up for the people of Syria.
US Department of State: The Assad government's history of Chemical Weapons use is not in dispute. Its actions as a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention are an egregious violation. Russia's denials and other obstructionist actions call into question its own commitment to non-proliferation.
Syrian Air Il-76 just left Damascus Airport
RUAF Il-76 78847 Chkalovsky - Latakia Syria
DeirEzzor: Sounds of explosions are clearly heard in different parts of the eastern countryside in the area controlled by government forces
Netanyahu told Putin Israel will not allow Iranian military entrenchment in Syria
Trump said to be still weighing military options on Syria, no U.S strike expected today
3 month ago
British Prime Minister: We are ready to agree to participate in a military operation in Syria
The convoy of the displaced from Douma enter to Bab city, east Aleppo
Briefing by First Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir3 month ago
Briefing by First Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Lieutenant General Viktor Poznikhir
1744z: PS246 has set up an orbit at 9,500 feet just West of Tartus, Syria.
Russia's embassy in the US quoting Putin spox Dmitry Peskov, warning @POTUS against further destabilizing Syria and rejecting "Twitter-diplomacy"
UD Secretary of Defence Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford have arrived at the White House, @Kevinliptakcnn reports
US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Danford arrive at the White House - journalists
Bolivia is demanding a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday to discuss rising tensions in Syria
3 month ago
Putin in conversation with Netanyahu urges to refrain from any actions that destabilize situation in Syria even further and pose threat to its security - Kremlin
3 month ago
Putin, Netanyahu discuss Syria in phone call: Kremlin
Russian TV reporters of NTV channel, Russia-1 and cameraman of Zvezda TV were lightly wounded in Syria according to Russian Ministry of Defense
Defense Secretary Mattis headed to White House at 2 pm today to discuss Syria: officials
Syrian military repositioning some air assets ahead of possible U.S. military strikes - Reuters
US Defense Secretary goes to White House to hold meeting not previously scheduled with President Trump
3 month ago
Gunmen shell Russian journalists returning from Eastern Ghouta - @mod_russia
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia3 month ago
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia
FSA TOW ATGM Battalion active on the outskirts of the countryside of Latakia
3 month ago
British parliament should be given a say on any military action PM May wants to take in response to suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, UK opposition leader Corbyn says
French military command has presented possible plans of action on Syria to Macron: Le Figaro
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells reporters he stands by a January report from his agency that advised against sanctioning Russian govt debt. Will it help ruble, which fell to 16-month low as Trump earlier pledged strikes on Syria
"We stand ready to provide military options if they're appropriate as the president determined," US Defence Secretary Mattis added, but declined to answer question about whether he was concerned the US had telegraphed its military moves in Syria
Advisor to the Iranian President: Damascus and its allies will face any American aggression on Syria
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it will hold a special session on Monday to discuss the alleged chemical attack in Syria
3 month ago
Jeremy Corbyn says Parliament should be given a say before the UK takes part in military action in Syria
3 month ago
Kremlin says won't take part in 'Twitter diplomacy' after Trump tweets that 'missiles will be coming' to Syria
Pentagon 'ready' to provide military options for Syria: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis
Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria (Pictures: ImageSat International (ISI)/3 month ago
Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria (Pictures: ImageSat International (ISI)/
3 month ago
Correction: USAF's KC-135Rs from 351st ARS, 100th ARW are dragging a combination of six A-10Cs from 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing and twelve F-16Cs of 31st Fighter Wing from NAS Sigonella and Aviano Air Bases to Incrilik AB to take part in Operation Inherent Resolve.
SecDef Mattis asked whether he has seen enough evidence to blame the Assad government for the most recent chemical attack in Syria: "We are still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies. We're still working on this."
3 month ago
Russian MoD says @WHO's estimate that 500 people showed chemical attack symptoms is "irresponsible," discredits the organization, fuels escalation.
3 month ago
UK PM Theresa May says the "continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged" and the UK will work with its "closest allies" to see how those responsible for the latest attack in Syria can be held to account
3 month ago
Russian Ministry of Defense: We are closely following developments in Syria
Lebanon airlines adjust Flying Routes to avoid Syria airspace ahead of possible strikes.
3 month ago
Satellite photos of Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria show all 11 Russian battle ships have left Syria. Perhaps to avoid being sitting ducks as rhetoric between Trump and Russia escalates.
Saudi Arabia calls on the world to hold accountable those involved in the chemical attacks
Russian military says Russian military police to enter Syria town of Douma on Thursday
Senior adviser to Iran's Supreme leader visits Syria's Ghouta, says Iran stands with Syria against foreign aggression.
3 month ago
Turkey calls US and Russia to stop 'street fighting' over Syria
No response from the White House about whether Trump has actually already approved military action or whether the order has been given for strikes to go ahead
Iranian official: Any possible US strike on Syria will not change the military and political equations of the field
3 month ago
Turkish Foreign Minister: It is necessary to remove Assad from power
Pentagon, after Trump tweet on missiles coming to Syria, says it "does not comment on potential future military actions"
#Pentagon, in a statement, refers questions regarding Trump's tweet to White House
Five US Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers (refueling aircraft) currently flying from the UK, over France in the direction of the Mediterranean. Two KDC-10's reportedly in the Western Mediterranean, flying East towards Syria
State television is reporting Syria's foreign ministry says it is not surprised by "thoughtless" escalation by the U.S.
3 month ago
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump's call to end "the arms race" by saying "great idea, let's start with U.S. chemical weapons"
Large explosion heard around Damascus is from the destruction of a tunnel in Qaboun
Two US officials say there are no US airstrikes underway related to the chemical weapons attack in Syria in response to question about President Trump's tweet this morning
Syrian Foreign Ministry says it is not surprised by the U.S. escalation
E. Ghouta: Jaish Islam burned down its armours as its fighters leave Douma.
Double surveillance mission near Syria today: a USNavy Boeing P-8A (168431) departed from NAS Sigonella is patrolling off Latakia and a NATO Boeing E-3 (LX-N90448) is flying near Turkish / Syrian border3 month ago
Double surveillance mission near Syria today: a USNavy Boeing P-8A (168431) departed from NAS Sigonella is patrolling off Latakia and a NATO Boeing E-3 (LX-N90448) is flying near Turkish / Syrian border
3 month ago
'Smart missiles should fly toward militants, not legal government': Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman in response to Trump tweet
3 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: US smart missiles will try to destroy evidence of alleged chemical attack in Syria
3 month ago
Moscow: US bombing of Syria is a war crime
Russia currency plunges on @realDonaldTrump tweet.3 month ago
Russia currency plunges on @realDonaldTrump tweet.
Lebanese parliament speaker warns of serious repercussions for anyone who launches strikes on Syria.
The burning of one of the houses of civilians as a result of Russian raids on the village of Naqayr in southern Idlib countryside
3 month ago
President Trump: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart.'"
Russian news agency Interfax says a group of Russian lawmakers plans to meet Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to discuss the situation in Syria
'Get ready, Russia,' missiles 'will be coming': Trump tweets on U.S. response to Syria crisis
3 month ago
[email protected]: Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and "smart." You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it.
3 month ago
[email protected]: Donald J. Trump:So much Fake News about what is going on in the White House. Very calm and calculated with a big focus on open and fair trade with China, the coming North Korea meeting and, of course, the vicious gas attack in Syria. Feels great to have Bolton and Larry K on board. I (we) are
ChamWings flying from Najaf Iraq to Damascus Syria right
US Navy P-8A Poseidon 168431 if flying over Eastern Mediterranean3 month ago
US Navy P-8A Poseidon 168431 if flying over Eastern Mediterranean
Israeli Minister of Housing: It is time to assassinate Bashar Assad
Syrian government forces bombard Kafrhamra town with heavy artillery in the northern countryside of Aleppo
Syrian government warplanes launch airstrikes on Nuqair town in the southern countryside of Idlib, One Fatality reported
Israeli military sources: Assad and his government will pay the price of any Iranian attack on Israel from within Syrian territory
Reports of USSDonaldCook harassed by Russian jets in Syrian waters are false, @USNavy says
3 month ago
Kremlin warns against moves that 'could destabilise' Syria
WHO calls for free access to Duma to provide medical care for victims of chemical attack
WHO says estimated 500 Douma patients went to health facilities with 'signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals': statement
Netanyahu says the situation in northern border is "sensitive" and asks Likud ministers not to comment on Syria crisis
Netanyahu convened this morning a meeting with MoD Lieberman, Israeli army chief of staff Eizenkot, National security adviser Meir Ben-Shabat and other security and Intel officials to discuss the situation in Syria and the heightened tensions in the northern border
Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down and the launch sites targeted, says Russia's ambassador to Lebanon, local media report
3 month ago
Russia will respond immediately if its military will be hit during U.S strikes in Syria - Russian senator
3 month ago
Rebel activists: Lebanese Hezbollah militias abandon their positions in the vicinity of the T4 military airport and near the city of Qusayr
Israeli security cabinet will convene today at noon to discuss the situation in Syria and a possible U.S. military strike on the Assad government in the upcoming days
Australia would support "targeted" US airstrike in response to Syrian chemical attack, Julie Bishop says
An Italian KC-767 refueler over Saudi Arabia and then Jordan.3 month ago
An Italian KC-767 refueler over Saudi Arabia and then Jordan.
3 month ago
Increased activity of coalition aircrafts at Al-Tanf area on Syria-Iraq border
Russian drafted resolution supporting OPCW fact finding mission in Douma Syria fails to get necessary 9 positive votes and therefore fails (5 votes in favor, 4 against, 6 abstentions)
Syria: photo showing aftermath of Israeli airstrikes on Tiyas Airbase which killed 7 Iranians 2 days ago. Geolocated in heart of Airbase3 month ago
Syria: photo showing aftermath of Israeli airstrikes on Tiyas Airbase which killed 7 Iranians 2 days ago. Geolocated in heart of Airbase
[email protected] Ambassador @OlofBSkoog asks for suspension of UNSC consideration of Russian draft resolution supporting @OPCW fact-finding mission in Douma Syria so Council may continue to consult on draft
Source in HQ of Russian North Fleet says that they expect strike on Syria in coming hours
3 month ago
Russian raid on Al Qasabiyah village in South Idlib
US delegate: Russia wants to choose its own experts on the commission of inquiry
Amb. @nikkihaley: "Russia has chosen the Asad government, again, over the unity of this council Russia has trashed the credibility of this council." Moscow has vetoed six resolutions that would have investigated Asad's CW attacks [and 12 resolutions to defend Asad overall.]
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