Radio Free Syria
about an hour ago
URGENT: 26-08-2013: There are unconfirmed reports that the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team has been ordered to leave Syria immediately, with the latest reports suggesting that the upcoming US attacks, reportedly set to be launched imminently by the US military, will be targeted at the Nusra Front and other independent Islamic battalions fighting against the regime, as well as at regime chemical weapons sites.
According to the latest reports, US warships will initially launch a series of attacks with Tomahawk missiles, targeting strategic chemical weapons sites and:
1. the regime’s radar network
2. the regime’s air defence system
3. the regime’s chemical weapons production facilities
4. the regime’s stores of Scud ballistic missiles
The second wave of the US attack will see the US deploying Cruise missiles, with the main targets being
1. training centres for Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) battalions
2. senior regime officials and leaders of prominent Islamist battalions
3. Sharia courts
The operation will reportedly be carried out under a complete media blackout.
US forces are reportedly reportedly attacking sites in relatively untroubled areas so as not to contribute to resolving the conflict in favour of the opposition (recently described by the head of the US Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, as not supporting “American interests”).
A number of analysts have already suggested that this suggests the US will target the senior regime officials as a smokescreen for its real objective, of targeting mujahideen groups such as the Nusra Front and ISIS, with a predicted attack on the Presidential Palace seen as a decoy operation (in the knowledge that Bashar Assad is no longer there).
The strongest attacks are expected to take place in rural Aleppo, rural Deir el Zour, Daraa province and around the coastal area.
Independent Islamist groups have been urged to change their locations and to remain extremely alert for signs of forthcoming US attacks.
From: Syrian Revolution 2011