Signs of advanced readiness at likely hub of air campaign as UN inspection team comes under fire near site of alleged chemical attack
by Martin Chulov in Beirut, Mona Mahmood and Julian Borger, The Guardian:
Warplanes and military transporters have begun arriving at Britain’s Akrotiri airbase on Cyprus, less than 100 miles from the Syrian coast, in a sign of increasing preparations for a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria.
Two commercial pilots who regularly fly from Larnaca on Monday told the Guardian that they had seen C-130 transport planes from their cockpit windows as well as small formations of fighter jets on their radar screens, which they believe had flown from Europe.
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