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Thread by @BreakingNLive: "BREAKING: Reports of a massive chemical attack in Douma, Syria. AFP reports that at least 30 civilians have died, more than 1000 people poss […]" #Douma #Syria

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BREAKING: Reports of a massive chemical attack in Douma, Syria. AFP reports that at least 30 civilians have died, more than 1000 people possibly affected.
BREAKING NEWS: Up to 100 dead, many injured following a chemical attack in Douma, Syria.
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BREAKING NEWS: Joint Chiefs of Staff prepares possible Syrian attack options and target lists, to present to Trump within hours, following the chemical attack in Douma - military officials say.
BREAKING: Isolated reports from within Russia say that the nation has put its armed forces on a heightened stage of alert - @IntelCrab
JUST IN: President Trump says he'll make decision on U.S. response to the Syrian chemical attack in 24 to 48 hours.
#Douma
BREAKING: UN cannot verify alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria. Russian diplomat says that Russia has been ‘unpardonably threatened’
BREAKING: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The Assad regime has rebuilt its capability to manufacture chemical weapons.”
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: USSDonaldCook has deployed off the coast of Syria. Russian fighter jets have begun to harass the vessel with multiple low passes.
#Douma
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BREAKING: USS Donald Cook missile destroyer is now ‘only’ 100 Kms from Tartus, Syria in possible preparations for Missile strikes against the Assad Regime. Multiple low-flying Russian jets in the area - CNNTURK
BREAKING NEWS: British forces are now mobilizing at their bases in Cyprus for possible strikes against Syria. It appears to be very likely that the US, France and the U.K. will strike Syria in the next 24 hours - local reporter
#Douma
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In addition to USS Donald Cook, US has now dispatched USN Carrier Strike Group 8 to the Mediterranean/Syria

- USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier
- Carrier Air Wing VII
- USS Hué City missile cruiser
- x6 Arleigh Burke-class Destroyers
- x1 Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Senior Israeli offcial tells Israel’s Channel 10 that after security discussions PM Netanyahu believes Trump is very likely to order an attack on Syria - Israeli media
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Russia has asked Iran to provide access to IRIAF's 3rd Tactical Fighter Base in Hamedan to deploy its heavy bombers (probably Tu-22 or Tu-95), Il-78 tankers & use it as refuelling point for fighter jets which are planned to be deployed to Syria soon- @BabakTaghvaee
BREAKING NEWS: According to US officials ‘necessary’ assets are now in place for a strike on Syria (Warplanes, ships, personnel etc). ‘We are now awaiting orders from President Trump to strike Syria’
Strike may be imminent.
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: DEFCON warning system analysts make the conclusion that the US government currently could issue DEFCON 4, which would warn that there will be increased intelligence-gathering & security measures.
Remember this is not official US gov’nt:
BREAKING NEWS: Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted, Russian envoy warns.
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Trump warns Russia that missiles will be coming ‘nice and new and smart’ in Syria, tells Russia to ‘get ready’ after Russia claimed they would shoot down every incoming missile. Trump also tweeted that Russia shouldn’t be supporting the Assad regime.
#Douma.
BREAKING NEWS: Trump to Russia: “Get ready, missiles will be coming”
#Syria #Douma
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman says "smart missiles should fly towards terrorists not legal government", in response to Trump’s ‘get ready warning’.
BREAKING NEWS: Russian journalist says on Twitter that he just asked a source close to the Kremlin: "How real are the chances of war between the US and Russia right now?" They replied: "8 out of 10."
#Douma #Syria
BREAKING NEWS: ‘The world stands millimeters from a great war’ - Russian Armed Forces TV.
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING: US using 'fabrications and lies' as excuse to target Syria - Damascus
BREAKING: Hezbollah is vacating several positions in Syria - @spectatorindex
#Douma
BREAKING: A US E-3 Sentry AWACS plane is currently flying/circling in Turkey near the Syrian border.
BREAKING NEWS: Russian military to deploy troops to Syrian town of Douma that was the site of purported chemical attack - AP
BREAKING NEWS: According to a Sky News source Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has left the Presidential palace in fear of a possible US strike.
We’ll try to confirm this report.
#Douma
BREAKING: According to Russian media (Sputnik) there was no poisonous substance found in Douma, Syria after soil examination.
(Remember this is Russian media)
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Russian army: ‘Alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria was staged by white helmets’
#Douma
JUST IN: Russia has said that they are tracking US ship movements towards Syria - @Jerusalem_Post
#Douma
BREAKING: Secretary of Defence will meet with President Trump later today in the Oval Office.
#Douma #Syria
BREAKING: Satellite pictures suggest all 11 of Russia's warships normally based at Tartus, Syria have left the port. This may be to preserve them in case the US strikes the port itself.
BREAKING: Experts say that the unscheduled meeting between President Donald Trump and Mattis could be a ‘final meeting’ before eventually taking action, which would mean striking Syria.
#Douma
US officials confirm that the Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Arab Airforce is repositioning it’s air assets ahead of a widely expected imminent large scale strike on Syria.
#Douma
SecDef Mattis & Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford have arrived at the White House for a meeting with President Trump regarding the current situation in Syria.
#Douma #Syria
#Syria conflict info:
- Alleged chemical attack in Douma kills 100s
- US, UK, France & other allies have plans to strike Syria.
- Russia oppose strikes on Syria.
- Military from several countries are repositioning & prepare for possible Syria strikes.
- 🇺🇸/🇷🇺 conflict feared.
ALERT: There are some false reports that are being spread on Twitter that claim that the US have fired 59 cruise missiles targeting a military base in western Syria. This happened a year ago. Please don’t spread it if you see it on your timeline!
RT
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Gen. Joe Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, has cancelled a scheduled public appearance in New York tomorrow. This is happening as President Trump and other allies are preparing to strike Syria’s Assad regime.
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING: UK PM Theresa May moves submarines into striking range of Syria - Telegraph
#Douma
BREAKING NEWS ALERT:
VERY important (and frankly scary) information from the @PressSec this afternoon:

- The US holds Russia directly responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria!

- The US is not afraid to target Russian assets in Syria.

#Douma

Via @IntelCrab
BREAKING DEVELOPING: Intense surveillance around #Syria. US AWACS aircraft north of border. US P8 aircraft just outside Russian bases.
#Douma
BREAKING: Reports tells us that the US & France are backing off from their threats regarding striking Syria.
The UK and the Wahhabis are left, but are expected to do the same thing soon.

A possibility could be, that some kind of a deal has been reached between the West & Russia.
We’ll try to get more on this report:
BREAKING NEWS: Source to CNBC suggests Washington plans to strike eight targets in Syria.
MORE INFO SOON.
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING NEWS ALERT:U.S. officials say urine tests from Douma, Syria have tested positive for both chlorine and a nerve agent - CNN source
DEVELOPING...
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING NEWS: Among the 8 targets in Syria that could be hit are two military airbases, a chemical weapons facility and a scientific research center.
BREAKING NEWS: Unconfirmed reports from local sources now stating that Syrian President Assad’s private plane landed at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran Iran at 2:45am local time on Thursday and was escorted by approx 20 vehicles into the capital - @ELINTNews
#Syria
The United States will reportedly warn Russia in advance where in Syria the US will strike. This might be symbolic strikes by the US, which means they’ll probably strike empty military bases and empty fields etc. This could be in agreement w/ Russia, following their ‘peace talks’
BREAKING NEWS: Russia claims it has 'proof' Britain took part in staged Syria chemical attack - AFP
BREAKING: Assad used chemical weapons in Syria at least 50 times – Nikki Haley
BREAKING: Cyprus’ Civil Aviation Authority says UK has requested “the reserving of a section of airspace outside Akrotiri for preparatory reasons"

Commercial Air Traffic between Cyprus & Syria to be minimalised. Airliners to use alteranate routes - via @AlexInAir & @ELINTNews
BREAKING NEWS: Multiple sources claim that Syrian military sources say they are on high alert and that strikes on Syria are ‘highly likely’ tonight.
#Syria #Douma
BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Reports of one or multiple explosions in Syrian government controlled town of Mayadin in Deir Ezzor province. We’ll try to get more.
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#Syria #Douma
UN Ambassador @nikkihaley has just departed WH following NSC meeting on #Syria - Reporter on scene.
BREAKING LATEST: White House meeting on Syria is currently still ongoing. Mattis is favoring a measured response, but President Trump wants something stronger according to a Fox News reporter.
White House ‘dinner lid’ has ended.
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BREAKING: Mattis is losing the battle with White House on #Syria; leaks mean he wanted to record publicly his caution - Sources close to WH.
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