How I woke to missiles streaking over the Damascus night sky 

This wasn’t the usual sound of light artillery shelling against remaining rebel enclaves in Damascus which you normally hear. This was something quite different.

I awoke at around 4.30 am to a series of deafening thuds which shook the ground in Qudsaya,  a normally quiet suburb in west Damascus.

From the outset it was clear this was a US-led strike against Syria and quite unlike anything we had previously heard or seen.

The initial surprise was followed by panic. As people heard the missiles across the capital we knew these were the missile strikes we had all been anticipating.

A volley of more than 13 rockets sounded in the distance, along with the fierce racket of anti-aircraft fire from the…

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