Tags: Syria | Syria | conflict | army

Syria Army Is 'Preparing for Worst'

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 06:46 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian army is preparing for all eventualities should the West launches missile strikes against the country, a security official said Thursday.

"We are working, like all the armies of the world, on worst-case scenarios. We are taking measures to protect the country from a strike and preparing the conditions for an adequate response," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The West is drawing up a possible military response — likely to be limited missile strikes — to a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus last week that activists say killed hundreds of people.

"The army is being threatened, so it is normal that we take measures to confront the attack and respond to the aggression," the Syrian official said.

On Wednesday, Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki accused the West of inventing excuses to intervene and warned that the country would become the "graveyard of the invaders."

© AFP 2014

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Israel’s Bennett Defends New Appropriation of West Bank Land

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 15:42 PM

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett defended his government's appropriation of West Bank land for new settlement bu . . .

ISIS Condemned For 'Ethnic-Cleansing' in Iraq

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 12:52 PM

Amnesty International has accused Islamic State jihadists of systematic ethnic cleansing and mass killings of minoriti . . .

Relatives of Missing Iraq Soldiers Storm Parliament

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 08:18 AM

Angry relatives of missing Iraqi soldiers stormed the parliament building in Baghdad on Tuesday, attacked MPs and began  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved