'Get ready Russia': Trump tweets Syria missile threat

'Get ready Russia': Trump tweets Syria missile threat

US military officials are probably planning for a larger, more robust strike than the one USA warships launched April 7, 2017, in response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons, said a former senior Defense official familiar with planning for that attack.

US President Donald Trump blamed the suspected attack on Syrian government forces and has threatened to respond militarily, tweeting that missiles "will be coming".

Russian lawmakers also warned the USA that Moscow would view an airstrike on Syria as a war crime, saying it could trigger a direct military clash.

Trump on Wednesday warned Russian Federation to "get ready" for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack.

Experts on Russia's powerful air defenses in Syria told Business Insider that the USA would not easily defeat the Russian arsenal.

On Tuesday, Russia's ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin told Hezbollah's TV station Al Manar that if there was an American strike on Syria, they would be shot down and the launch sites would be targeted.

Syria's regime is backed militarily by Russian Federation in the country's civil war, which has been waged since 2011. Lindsay Graham saying Monday the USA should "destroy" the Syrian air force.

"You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal".

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All victims, many of whom were civillians, had "symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals", according to The World Health Organisation.

Trump canceled a foreign trip in order to manage a crisis that is testing his vow to stand up to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on April 9, 2018.

Russian Federation claimed its own investigators found no dead bodies or any injured people in the area. (AAP) The Syrian government and Russian Federation deny the attack ever happened.

Western leaders, including the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom, are coordinating on how to respond to the attack.

Eurocontrol said that air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles could be used within that period and there was a possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment.

The 2,000 US troops in Syria advising local forces on defeating Islamic State militants would be vulnerable to missiles, artillery and other attacks, the former official said.