US official Russia Syria attack – CWEB.com
Top U.S. official says the United States has concluded that Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week. American military believe that the strike against the Syrian hospital by a Russian-made fighter jet was done in order to cover up evidence of the chemical weapons attack.
“A senior U.S. official told the news outlet that the presence of a drone, controlled by Russia, over the hospital where victims were being treated following the attack was not a coincidence.
The hospital was bombed several hours later. The plane used for the bombing was made by Russia, though it is not clear who was responsible for the strike.
“We don’t have positive accountability yet, but the fact that somebody would strike the hospital potentially to hide the evidence of a chemical attack, about five hours after, is a question that we’re very interested in,” a senior official said during a background briefing on Friday.”