Baladi News - Follow ups
A US Marine Corps aircraft carrier full of F-35B stealth jets showed up in the Middle East after Russia threatened US forces in Syria in the latest military buildup between the world's two greatest nuclear powers, the Business Insider reported.
Russia siled a small armada to the Mediterranean sea in August as its prepares with its ally, Bashar al-Assad, an offensive against the last rebel stronghold in the country after predicting a chemical weapons attack that it prematurely blamed on US-aligned forces.
President Donald Trump has warned Syria against its offensive against its own people, and the White House said it "and its Allies will respond swiftly and appropriately." to any reports of chemical weapons use in the fighting.
The US has already bombed Syria's government twice over chemical weapons use, both times avoiding Russian retaliation or air defenses.
The US has a small presence of a couple dozen troops advising rebel forces in Southern Syria, which Russia threatened to attack, CNN reported.
Source: The Business Insider