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US may build up forces over 24 hours for Syria strike, Russian diplomat says

The US Army may build up its grouping of forces in the Middle East over 24 hours for a missile strike against Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

"The United States may build up missile capabilities for strikes on Syria just over 24 hours. Currently, the strike grouping of the United States, France and Great Britain comprises strategic and tactical aircraft at airbases in Jordan, Kuwait and Crete. It consists of about 70 carriers, around 380 airborne cruise missiles and also two US destroyers Carney and Ross, with each carrying 28 Tomahawks on its board," the Russian diplomat said.