The US military and intelligence have already compiled a list of preliminary targets they would strike in response to another chemical-weapons incident in Syria, CNN reported, citing US administration officials.
The military are ready to "respond very quickly" if US President Donald Trump decides to launch another strike against the Syrian government, one such official told CNN, adding that no decision to "take action" has yet been made. However, intelligence experts have already "assembled" targeting data of what they described as "chemical weapons facilities," the media outlet reported.
It comes as the Pentagon is seemingly engaged in an all-out information war, as it vehemently denies all statements referring to a potential false-flag chemical-weapons attack, which Russia says is being prepared by terrorists in Syria's Idlib. The US military has accused Moscow of spreading "lies" by revealing this information and suggesting that the attack could be used to justify a new US strike on Syria.