‘Trump Ruined the Element of Surprise on Attack,’ Syrian Opposition Leader Says

Trump signals strikes against Syria as Putin warns Israel and U.S. against action after suspected chemical attack

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s “chattiness” regarding the potential U.S. attack in Syria “ruined the element of surprise and allowed the regime and Russia to prepare” a for the attack, a source from the Syrian opposition forces told Haaretz on Wednesday.

Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

According to the Syrian opposition leader, Trump’s tweets about the missiles “seems more like a show of force” which allowed Russia to prepare. Thus, if there’s an attack, “it will not change the balance of power and will not help the Syrian people.”

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