A U.S. fighter stands near a military vehicle, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 6, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said
Reuters: U.S. bolsters protection of forces in Syria as tensions climb
The United States has made slight adjustments to its military activities in Syria to strengthen protection of American forces following cruise missile strikes last week on a Syrian air base that heightened tensions, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.
The officials, citing operational security concerns, declined to specify what measures the United States has taken after the strikes, which Damascus, Tehran and Moscow condemned.
But one official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stressed the strikes had not slowed the campaign against Islamic State militants.
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the cruise missile strike on Syria's Shayrat air base last week in retaliation for what Washington and its allies say was a poison gas attack by Syria's government in which scores of civilians died.
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WNU Editor: I call this a prudent move .... and there has been some changes in the air campaign .... U.S. - Coalition Air Strikes Against The Islamic State Have Been Sharply Reduced Since Thursday's U.S. Missile Attack In Syria (Apil 8, 2017). Fortunately for all of us .... it looks like the Russians do not want to initiate hostilities .... Russia has no intention of fighting US forces in Syria - senator (RT).