Tomahawk strikes and smouldering ruins – but no real change in Syria

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Trump can claim that he acted decisively while Putin and Assad carry on with their brutal war

The images seemed convincing. The scientific research facility in Barzeh, north of Damascus was once a modern, sprawling complex – and the alleged home of Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons programme.

As dawn broke on Saturday morning the facility was revealed as a smouldering ruin. Concrete office blocks had been transformed into squashed grey rectangles. The site was a wreck. Syrian soldiers in blue uniforms picked their way slowly over the rubble, hosing down a few lingering flames.

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Auteur : Luke Harding
Date de parution : 15 April 2018 | 4:42 pm