Syria army has 'finger on the trigger' against potential strikes: PM
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syria's army is ready for potential foreign strikes against it and has its "finger on the trigger", Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said in comments carried on Saturday over state television.
"The Syrian army is fully ready, its finger on the trigger to face any challenge or scenario that they want to carry out," he said in a written statement aired on television.
Damascus has ratched up the rhetoric as the world waits to see if the United States and others decide to strike it in retaliation for a suspected gas attack blamed on the regime.
United Nations inspectors probing whether an August 21 attack actually happened left Syria earlier on Saturday, opening a window for a possible US-led strike.