On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he ordered missile strikes on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, a city near Damascus, live on television. Shortly after the announcement the missile strikes began.
The U.S., along with French and British forces, launched 105 missiles into Syria, “successfully” hitting all three targets. Russia’s defense ministry reported the following day that the majority of the missiles were intercepted by Syria’s air defense system. Nevertheless, the U.S. continues to boast that their mission was accomplished.
Coincidentally, American cable news journalist, Pearson Sharp, found himself in Damascus during the strike.
The following day he teased his followers with a selfie taken in an airport.
Sharp’s plan was made public on Facebook on April 13th with screenshots of his post, announcing his arrival in Syria, quickly making the rounds on Twitter. The One America News Network (OAN) journalist traveled directly to Syria in response to the reports of a chemical weapons attack to investigate what other journalists seemingly refuse to.
Sharp got right down to business on his first day in Damascus. According to an OANN report and Twitter, the journalist visited local hot spots where he spoke with and filmed everyday Syrian citizens about their lives in Damascus, gathering feedback on President Bashar al-Assad.
On the night of April 13th, the situation in Damascus took an unexpected turn.