Washington, Aug. 30: The impending U.S. military action in Syria is likely to extend beyond Damascus, sources have said.
Sources said that the strike would be focused on the delivery systems for the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Bashar al-Assad’s presidential palace and Syrian government ministry buildings are not expected to be among the sites the U.S. will strike, the sources said.
According to Fox News, senior U.S. officials did not discuss the precise scope or likely targets of the campaign, but confirmed that the targeting of command-and-control facilities and missile and artillery batteries was among the options the Pentagon presented to President Barack Obama.
The Obama administration, however, has yet to settle on a specific course of action, and is said to be waiting for its allies to firm up support for the operation before proceeding, the report said.
The aim of the action includes deterring and disrupting the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. (ANI)