Meet Some Syrian Helicopters That Are Likely Initial U.S. Targets

From the New York Times: “An American official familiar with the military planning said that the initial target list has fewer than 50 sites, including air bases where Syria’s Russian-made attack helicopters are deployed.”

This is what a row of helicopters looks like at Mezzeh Military Airport, just west of Damascus, as seen on Google Maps.

It’s about two and a half miles from Bashir Assad’s palace:

A big explosion at the air base would be seen from the palace, which sits on a mountain, overlooking the city.

So while the target list isn’t set, those helicopters sure appear to be extremely likely targets for any incoming cruise missiles.

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