US strikes on Syria: the world on the threshold of a global conflict
The United States launched a missile strike at the Syrian airbase in the province of Homs. According to US officials, the attack was "an act of retaliation" for the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib. On April 5, there were reports that the Syrian Air Force hit the city of Khan-Sheikhun (the stronghold of an-Nusra) with chemical munitions. The US blamed Syria and its allies Russia and Iran. Damascus, in turn, said that it launched an air strike at the ammunition depot, where chemical weapons were also prepared. The unilateral strike of the United States was not supported by the UN Security Council. In addition, there was not even initiated an independent investigation into what happened.