US President Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria a year ago in response to a chemical attack, resulting in 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles hitting the Shayrat airbase. Photo: AFP

Destroying Syria’s air force an option for Donald Trump – but he risks Russia retaliation

Trying to wipe out Assad’s air power would come with risks, not least the potential fallout from any Russian deaths

Topic |   Syrian conflict

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US President Donald Trump ordered an attack on Syria a year ago in response to a chemical attack, resulting in 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles hitting the Shayrat airbase. Photo: AFP
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