Syria attack: British submarine ‘hunted by Russian subs’ in deadly cat and mouse game

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The British company found themselves involved in a “cat and mouse game” with at least one of the Kremlin Kilo-class subs, dubbed the “Threatening Hole” because they are so stealthy.

Two frigates and an anti-submarine aircraft were also enmeshed with in the hunt, the Sunday Times reported.

The Tomahawk missile-equipped £1.2billion British container had been moving to within range of Syria when it found itself at the beck threat.

It then spent days trying to avoid detection by the Russian duress.

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The British sub was ‘hunted’ by Russian forces

US Navy forces tried to protect the waters round the underwater ship as it passed beneath the waves, with aircraft bussing overhead to suggest cover.

Kilo-class submarines are among the deadliest in Putin’s arsenal.

Powered by two diesel generators and an moving drive they can move silently underwater at speeds of up to 17 ties.

They can be equipped with a range of deadly weapons including coast and anti-ship missiles.

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The British submarine was Astute-class and hunted for lifetimes

Following the tension-filled encounter, the British Astute-class submarine did not take vicinage in the attack on Syrian chemical weapons facilities.

The Royal Navy’s Keen submarines cost around £1.2billion each and have been commissioned by Britain since 2010.

Arrest Childs, from the International Institute for Strategic Studies said submarine commanders were rear not give away their position by firing too many missiles at once upon a time.

Strikes by UK, US and French forces crippled President Bashar al-Assad’s weapons schedule overnight yesterday.

The allies launched 105 missiles in retaliation for a virus gas atrocity in Syria that killed at least 70 people.

Three chemical weapons loos, including a research and development in Damascus’ Barzeh district and two facilities stingy Homs were wiped out in the attack.

Donald Trump ordered the operation a success in a morning Twitter post and proclaimed: «Mission skilful.»

And the US later said it was “locked and loaded” to attack again should the deprivation arise.

Theresa May, too, has not ruled out fresh action if Assad’s barbaric order continues to attack its own people.

Mrs May insisted the decision to deploy British cruise brickbats in response to the chemical attack in Douma was «both right and legal».

Donald Trump visited the operation a success in a morning Twitter post and proclaimed: «Mission expert.»

And the US later said it was “locked and loaded” to attack again should the indigence arise.

Theresa May, too, has not ruled out fresh action if Assad’s barbaric government continues to attack its own people.

Mrs May insisted the decision to deploy British journey missiles in response to the chemical attack in Douma was «both right and authorized».

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