Aviation monitors in the Middle East have confirmed that the Royal Air Force is ‘on alert’ and ready to launch strikes on Syria.
There have been growing tensions in recent days over a chemical attack on civilians that took place in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, with sources close to Donald Trump and the White House confirming that the US administration is laying the blame at the door of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
There have been various reports in the media about a potential ‘coalition’ for air strikes between the USA, the UK and France, and from a British perspective many have confirmed that there has been British military movements in the region.
According to a report in The Express:
BRITISH and French forces could launch an imminent missile strike on Syria within a matter of hours, aviation monitors have revealed.
A coalition force could fire “air-to-ground or cruise missiles” in the wake of a horrifying chemical attack on innocent civilians in Syria last week.
Aviation experts AirLive have reported a “rapid alert notification” warning aircraft in the eastern Mediterranean to be wary of a sudden missile strike.
AirLive said the alert was issued by Eurocontrol for a “possible launch … within the next 72 hours”.
AirLive said: “According to reports, British forces are mobilising at their bases in Cyprus and Rafale fighter jets could takeoff from St Dizier airbase in France for possible strikes against Syria.”
The Eurocontrol alert said: “Due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR area.”