US` Syria plans revised 50 times till now: Report

Last Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 19:51

Washington: US military officials have been asked to revise their plans for a strike on Syria 50 times since the Pentagon first began considering "limited" action, a media report said on Friday.

US President Obama used the final day of the G-20 summit to build support for a US military strike in Syria, even as the details of that plan continue to change by the day.

An official was quoted as saying by Fox News that military officials have been asked to revise their plans 50 times since the Pentagon first began considering a strike.

The official said the choice the President makes will depend on what he wants included in the target list and that seems to shift daily.

The regularly fluctuating plans could feed into congressional uncertainty as members prepare to consider a draft resolution next week authorising military action there, the report said.

The US has alleged that the nerve agent sarin was used by the Bashar al-Assad regime on August 21 and that at least 1,429 people were killed, including over 400 children, a charge denied by the Syrian government.

Even as Russia and China oppose unilateral action outside UN`s mandate, France has stood beside the US, calling for strong action against Syria.

France has vowed to "punish" Assad for the alleged attack and this week released an intelligence report that blamed for the assault on the Syrian leader`s regime.

Iran has called allegations of the chemical weapons attack by the regime a "pretext" to launch strikes against the country.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 19:51

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