Israeli intelligence officials have concluded that the US, UK, and France’s missile strikes on Syria’s suspected chemical weapons sites were a failure.
Multiple Israeli government and military sources criticized the strikes effectiveness in hurting Syria’s ability to conduct chemical attacks.
“If President Trump had ordered the strike only to show that the US responded to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s use of chemical weapons, then that goal has been achieved,” a senior defense official told Israel’s Ynet News. “But if there was another objective — such as paralyzing the ability to launch chemical weapons or deterring Assad from using it again — it’s doubtful any of these objectives have been met.”
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