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Huge task force of 12 warships sets sail for Syria

Posted by George Freund on April 14, 2018 at 12:35 AM


The giant nuclear powered USS Harry S Truman, carrying 90 aircraft and escorted by its five-strong strike group of destroyers and cruisers, is powering towards Europe and the Middle East. In total the Truman will be accompanied by two submarines (USS Georgia and John Warner), nine destroyers (USS USS Donald Cook, Porter, Carney, Laboon, Farragut, Forrest Sherman, Bulkeley and Arleigh Burke) and one missile cruiser (USS Normandy).


Four US destroyers, including Donald Cook armed with Tomahawk missiles, believed to be in Mediterranean


The giant USS Harry S Truman, with 90 aircraft and a five-strong strike group, is steaming towards Europe


Comes amid increasing tensions with Russia following Syrian chemical atrocity that left 40 dead on Saturday


Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is said to have hidden his military assets on Russian bases in the country



The majority of the ships sailing towards Syria are Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. They are designed to perform a wide variety of missions including missile strikes, anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft duties and surface warfare. The USS Farragut (pictured) is among the ships accompanying the giant aircraft carrier. In total eight destroyers of this class are headed towards Syria: The USS Donald Cook, Porter, Carney, Laboon, Farragut, Forrest Sherman, Bulkeley and Arleigh Burke


A huge task force of 12 warships is setting sail for Syria in one of the biggest concentrations of US naval power since the 2003 Iraq invasion, it has emerged.


The giant nuclear powered USS Harry S Truman, carrying 90 aircraft and escorted by its five-strong strike group of destroyers and cruisers, is powering towards Europe and the Middle East.


A further four destroyers are believed to be in or near the Mediterranean already, including the Donald Cook, Porter, Carney and Laboon along with two nuclear-powered submarines, Georgia and John Warner.


The deployment of 12 US warships on one mission is a huge concentration of fire power, one of the biggest since six aircraft carriers supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


It comes amid heightened tensions as Donald Trump continues to consider launching airstrikes on Syria in retaliation for a chemical gas attack in a rebel-held town on Saturday. Russia has threatened to take down any missiles launched at the Assad regime's forces using its fearsome S-400 defence system.


Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has reportedly moved his military assets to Russian bases in the country in the hope that the US and its allies would be reluctant to launch strikes anywhere near Vladimir Putin's forces.


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