France will launch missiles at Syria from its own territory if the decision is made to strike, Le Figaro reports.
According to the newspaper, such advice was given to the President of the Fifth Republic Emmanuel Macron by the country’s military leaders, who are sure that a strike from French bases in Jordan or the United Arab Emirates would spoil relations with these countries. According to the military, the authorities of these countries do not want to be involved in such “visible” actions against their neighbor.
The newspaper also noted that, most likely, fighters armed with cruise missiles will take off from the Saint-Dizier Air Base, which is located in the northeast of France.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Russia of supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad, who allegedly used chemical weapons against citizens of his country. The leader of the United States promised that there would be a “forceful response” against Syria in 24-48 hours. Trump called on Russia to prepare for “nice, new, and smart” missiles that would be fired at Syria.
On Sunday, Western media reported that toxic gas was used in the Syrian city of Douma, resulting in the death of dozens of people. In turn, the Russian Ministry of Defense called the information about the chemical attack “another fake report” that prevents the opening of a humanitarian corridor for the withdrawal of militants from the city.