Syrian troops leave their military bases as the US and its allies prepare to strike Assad

Syrian forces are relocating aircraft and equipment from their permanent airbase in order to protect them from the possible strikes of the US and its allies. The sources in Syria report that most of the Syrian aircraft have been moved to the Russian Khmeimim airbase. According to Syrian activists, Syrian and Iranian officers are also leaving Deir Ez-Zor airbase.

It is also reported that Russian military helicopters are being relocated from T-4 and Al-Dumayr airbases in Southern Syria to Russian Khmeimim airbase.

Al-Jazeera reports that the warplanes of the US-led coalition have increased their flights over al-Tanf, the US-controlled base in southern Syria.

According to Turkish sources, France has deployed Rafale fighter jets to the British air base in Cyprus in preparation for air strikes against Assad.
Italian KC-767 refueling aircraft has entered Jordan from Saudi Arabia. It will provide logistics support for jet fighters which are expected to attack Syria soon.

Earlier, it was reported that the U.S. Navy strike group headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier is heading to the Mediterranean for deployment in the Middle East and off the coast of Europe.

U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a trip to a summit meeting in Peru to prepare a response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria. The chemical attack occurred in the Syrian city of Douma on April 7. At least 60 people were killed in the attack.

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