Russia: U.S. Planning to Bomb Damascus, We Will Respond if Threatened

Valery Gerasimov, head of Russia’s General Staff, says Moscow has intel on U.S. planning an airstrike on the Syrian capital in response to a fake chemical weapons attack planned by rebels

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, left, and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, second left, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, second right, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, left, and Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, second left, in MoscowCredit: Mikhail Klimentyev/AP