Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned the airlines to be aware and exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of cruise missiles into Syria in next 72 hours.
Eurocontrol said that the cruise missiles of air-to-ground strikes could be used on Syria’s territory within the next three days which might disrupt the radio navigation equipment of the flights.
President of the United States and Western allies are planning to take military action to punish Syria’s President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical bomb attack on Saturday in the rebel-held town in Syria.
Donald Trump has decided to cancel his planned tour to Latin America later this week to focus instead on targeting Syria’s President in responding to the poison gas attack. “Once the responsibility of the Syria attack was established, we will quickly and forcefully respond,” said Donald Trump.
Eurocontrol had issued a warning on its website and didn’t specify the origin of any possible missile threat.
“Due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria with air-to-ground and/or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean/Nicosia FIR area,” Eurocontrol said.