The remains of the Scientific Research Centre in the Barzeh neighbourhood of northeast of Damascus, after United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of joint air strikes. Photo: Xinhua 

Battle plans: how US and its allies used a warship decoy and new stealth missiles to strike Syria 

As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, a US guided-missile destroyer churned toward the Mediterranean to join a flotilla of allied warships. It was a ruse.

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The remains of the Scientific Research Centre in the Barzeh neighbourhood of northeast of Damascus, after United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of joint air strikes. Photo: Xinhua 
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