Donald Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airfield last week has triggered a global power play involving North Korea’s nuclear program, Russia’s strident support of Bashar al-Assad and the movement of US warships to global hotspots.
It has also led to promises of counter attacks.
Tensions continued to escalate early on Monday (AEST) after Syria and its allies hit back in a statement from a joint command centre comprising forces of Russia, Iran and Syria.
Citing Barack Obama’s “red line”, the three nations warned the West that any further bombings or aggression against Syrian targets would be met “with force”.
“What America waged in an aggression on Syria is a crossing of red lines,” the group said in a statement published on media outlet Ilam al Harbi (War Media).
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