The Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group (HSTCSG) began air operations this week from the Eastern Mediterranean against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria, the US Navy announced in a press release.

“Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1’s strike fighter squadrons conducted sorties over Syria, demonstrating HSTCSG’s ability to support two different geographic combatant commanders simultaneously,” the release stated.

The Truman strike group is attached to the US 6th fleet, which along with the Persian Gulf-based 5th fleet is participating in operations against terrorist targets in Syria and Iraq.

The carrier’s air wing operations include three strike fighter squadrons, an electronic attack squadron, an early warning squadron, helicopter maritime strike squadron and other assets, the release explained.

In addition to the Truman, the strike group includes four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers and a guided missile cruiser, the release noted.

After leaving a Norfolk base on April 11, the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group entered the Mediterranean Sea on April 19, almost a week after the US, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria’s military and civil facilities in response to the alleged April 7 chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

Damascus strongly denied those allegations, adding that the use of chemical weapons in the capital’s suburb could have been planned by terrorist groups.

Moscow stated the alleged chemical attack on April 7 was a provocation, it warned about in advance. According to the Russian side, the only evidence is a “sloppily staged” video shot by a pseudo-humanitarian organization, the White Helmets, and was intended to “touch hearts.”

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Head of the Russian delegation to OPCW Alexander Shulgin has explained that the Russian military had found two witnesses to the alleged chemical attack, claimed to be victims in the video shared by the White Helmets. The witnesses denied that any attack took place.

Source: Sputnik

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jmNZ

If they haven’t permission to fly over Syria, Syria is entitled to shoot them down.

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Stern Daler

Right but would the Syrians dare to do it?

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Dropping bomb on dust desert, good training. You have to do something since being just in basis is boring.

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Not over the Russian armada off Syria’s coast east of Cyprus and over the west of the Euphrates, they don’t. (And the Yankfag sitting duck fleet are anchored west of Cyprus).

Sounds more like a flag waving mission flying in from Turkey or “israel” to the US occupied areas With a potential to go WW3 again.

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Cyriak Papasissis

After the US shot down a SyAAF SU 22 over West Raqqa a year ago , followed by the death of the pilot, a no-fly-zone West of Euphrates was imposed on US planes. It would be wrong now to go back and allow the US to enter Syrian airspace from the Mediterranean. They closely collaborated with Israel in the latest airstrikes in Hama and Nayrab . According to some US sources , the Israeli planes came over Jordan , NW Iraq , Al Tanf , eastern Homs , using American codes of recognition in their transponders , and so they… Read more »

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Ahhh.. the cowboys are finally earning their salaries..

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Stern Daler

Spying on Syrian forces because the fly over the heartland of Syria not coming via Iraq.

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Right, why would Assad allow two devils instead of one, makes no sense.

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Because of de-conflicting agreements. But maybe I am wrong and they fly a detour via Israel, Jordan and Iraq and not right through Syria.

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Not over the Russian armada off Syria’s coast east of Cyprus and over the west of the Euphrates, they won’t. (And the US sitting duck fleet are anchored west of Cyprus, the Russian to the east of the island).
Sounds more like a defiant US flag waving mission flying in from Turkey or “israel” to the US occupied areas were US will seek to bomb SAA positions to provoke that WW3 scenario that was averted after US failed attack the 14th