Syria crisis live: Tornado jets 'being prepared' as UK submarines move into position and Theresa May holds …

Cabinet ministers are locked in a crunch meeting for emergency talks over whether to launch British military strikes in Syria. RAF Tornado jets were being prepared today at an air base in Norfolk ahead of the special meeting to determine Britain’s role in a possible US-led attack on the Syrian regime. Theresa May reportedly ordered British submarines to move within missile range of Syria, sparking fears strikes could be unleashed in response to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian people by its own government.

US President Donald Trump says an “attack” on Syria could be “very soon or not so soon at all”[1]. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned the West against air strikes, saying they risk causing further instability in the region and upsetting international peace and security. Mrs May is holding an emergency Cabinet meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss Britain’s response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by the Syrian regime on its own people.

Mr Trump has previously warned Russia’s ally to “get ready” for missiles while the White House refused to rule out direct conflict with Moscow. EasyJet[2] and other airlines have re-routed flights near the conflict zone after Europe’s air traffic control agency warned of possible missile strikes in the eastern Mediterranean region. Stay here for the latest updates.

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  • Syria crisis live: Tornado jets 'being prepared' as UK submarines move into position and Theresa May holds ...‘Get ready – missiles are coming’
  • Syria crisis live: Tornado jets 'being prepared' as UK submarines move into position and Theresa May holds ...‘Military response is appropriate’
  • Syria crisis live: Tornado jets 'being prepared' as UK submarines move into position and Theresa May holds ...Trump and May agree response needed
  • Syria crisis live: Tornado jets 'being prepared' as UK submarines move into position and Theresa May holds ...Syrian airspace cleared for next 48hrs

References

  1. ^ could be “very soon or not so soon at all” (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ EasyJet (www.mirror.co.uk)

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