Syria’s military assets — in one interactive map

September 10, 2013

As we wait for President Obama to speak to the nation about Syria later Tuesday, here's an interactive chart from The Post's graphic team mapping out the Syrian government's military assets:

As The Post's Gene Thorp, Darla Cameron and Billy Kenber, write, "As the U.S. contemplates airstrikes on Syria, observers say the regime has scrambled to move many assets, including chemical weapons stockpiles, into hard-to-attack areas or close to large numbers of civilians. Nevertheless, there remain a number of obvious targets for U.S. strikes, most notably the air force’s 16 remaining bases, which have been used to launch bombing raids on civilians and to ferry soldiers and equipment around the country.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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