Syria capable of retaliatory cyberspace attack

If the United States attacks Syria, it will be the first time it strikes a country that is capable of waging retaliatory cyberspace attacks on American targets, reports Firstpost. Syria’s alliance with Iran has built up its cyber capability gives the country technical and other support. Organized cyber attacks have already been carried out by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA which disrupted the websites of U.S. media and Internet companies.

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean Sea

Russia sent an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as Western powers prepare for possible strikes against Syria. However, President Vladimir Putin has said the naval presence is needed to protect national security interests and is not a threat to any nation. Russia further refuted media reports that the country was strengthening its naval presence in the Mediterranean in the context of the worsening situation in Syria. Redeployment of Russian naval vessels in the Mediterranean is part of a planned rotation and is not linked with the situation in Syria, reports RTT.

Britain rejects military intervention in Syria

A British parliamentary motion regarding Syrian intervention was defeated leading to a setback to U.S.-led efforts to punish Damascus over the use of chemical weapons against civilians. U.S. officials suggested President Barack Obama might be willing to proceed with limited actions against Syria even without promises of allied support because U.S. national security interests are at stake.

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