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This is the story of Masa, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Syria, in her own words. Speaking on Sunday alongside her mother, she described how she and her family were hiding in a basement when a "barrel" dropped. 4h ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with ... chemical hospital

A major Syrian chemical attack in Ghouta changed the course of the war in 2013. It was met by the threat of United States military action in Syria, but that remained that: a threat. But US President Donald Trump's administration responded in 2017 with missile strikes inside Syria. And as Osama Bin ...
I think that obviously this was cumulative, he, Assad, had been using chemical weapons multiple times, but more so this was about the security council resolutions. We had, up until this point, had six different resolutions that would have dealt with investigative mechanisms for chemical weapons and Russia ...
UN chemical weapons investigators were set on Sunday to begin examining the scene of a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, which had ... Washington, London and Paris are due on Monday to table a UN resolution calling for an independent investigation into chemical attacks in Syria that would ...

The U.S. has previously expelled Russian diplomats and sanctioned Russia, a Syrian ally, for a suspected nerve-agent attack against a former spy in Britain and other actions. The U.S., France and the U.K. launched military strikes Friday night on what the Pentagon said were three Syrian chlorine and sarin ...
They are from Douma, on the outskirts of Damascus, where an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime took place last Saturday. The town's population had already seen its share of chemical attacks, barrel bombs, air and ground assaults over six years of besiegement by government forces.
The Trump administration has offered mixed messages about its commitment to attacking Syria after chemical attacks. “We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” President Donald Trump said from the White House on Friday night. But soon ...
A suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, drew promises of retaliation from President Trump ... at least 34 chemical attacks since 2013, many of which it said used chlorine or sarin, a nerve agent, and were conducted by the Syrian government.
I have seen the effect of every type of weapon on the human body, from bullets and bombs, to chemical attacks. Some days I ... We've had to endure unrelenting attacks including bombs in populated areas, the destruction of our schools and hospitals, and a devastating chemical attack that killed hundreds.
On his wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Abdulhamid Yusuf will have nothing to mark but a chemical attack that killed his wife and their two babies. At least 80 people died on April 4 last year when war planes dropped sarin gas on his hometown of Khan Sheikhoun in north-west Syria. The chemical ...
Abdulhamid Yusuf, who lost 19 members of his family, including his wife and two children, visits the graves of his relatives in Khan Shaykhun, on March 31, 2018. On his wedding anniversary this year, 29-year-old Syrian widower Abdulhamid Yusuf will have nothing to remember but a chemical attack that ...
Damascus has revealed that a number of foreign specialists are working on staging a chemical attack which will be extensively covered by Western media ... Another false flag "incident" featuring chemical weapons in Syria may take place in Idlib province, where terrorists are operating at the instigation of ...
The potential attacks – which are largely conditioned as being in retaliation to any alleged chemical attack – also encourage militants to launch false flag chemical provocations to draw in external military support. Despite unverified reports of the US planning to attack the Syrian Army near the al-Tanf base ...
The Jaish al-Islam group planned a chemical attack in 2013 which could have opened the door to the US intervention and ouster of the legitimate Syrian government, a Syrian specialist on extremist groups told Sputnik. According to the specialist in the next 10-15 days the world will know the truth about the ...
The Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue group also known as the White Helmets, said the Syrian government hit Irbin with chlorine gas, phosphorus bombs and napalm. This is the second alleged chemical attack in a matter of days. On Wednesday night, activists in residential the town of Hamouriyah ...

France has said it will introduce "intervention measures" if claims of a fresh Syrian government chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta prove to be true. ... claims that it no longer possesses chemical weapons, the area has witnessed several other smaller-scale chemical attacks in recent weeks, as Syrian and ...
The group earlier tweeted that "more 30 suffocation cases", including women and children, were reported following what it initially described as a "regime gas attack". The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitoring group, which uses a network of sources on the ground, said at the ...
This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group and civilians gathering to help survivors from a street attacked by airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government ...
Macron, Trump call for immediate Syria cease-fire, vow to punish chemical attacks ... and U.S. presidents on Friday called for the "immediate" implementation of a cease-fire in Syria -- especially the besieged Eastern Ghouta enclave -- and said Russia must exert maximum pressure on the Syrian regime.
The process of identifying and holding accountable the perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria, like the one on Sarmin, has been slow and frustrating. ... According to the humanitarian group Syrian American Medical Society, this was the seventh chemical attack of the year and the 197 of the war.
But only hours later, according to doctors and witnesses, the Syrian dictatorship dropped another banned chemical weapon, a chlorine bomb. The worst of the chemical attacks came in 2013, when 1,400 civilians were killed by sarin near Damascus. In response, the U.S. and Russia pressed Syria to hand ...
A Syrian boy holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a makeshift hospital following a reported gas attack on a rebel-held besieged town on ... in Syria in a town in eastern Ghouta, a beleaguered rebel enclave east of Damascus, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack ...
Haley accused Russia of shielding the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad from responsibility. ... The characteristics of recent alleged attacks suggest Syria is producing chemical weapons despite a 2013 deal to destroy its program, according to officials, who say it's "highly likely" that Syria kept ...
25, in the wake of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire across Syria, activists in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus reported a suspected chemical attack in the area of Sheifouniyeh. One infant boy died after exposure consistent with chlorine, according to the Syrian ...
More than 500 people have been killed since last week in Eastern Ghouta, where activists on Sunday reported a suspected poison gas attack. The foreign secretary said that while the West could not intervene to change the odds in favour of the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, ...
Medics in Syria say a child has died and a dozen more are being treated after another suspected chlorine gas attack. Witnesses reported smelling the gas after an explosion in the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian government has denied using chemical weapons in the war. More than 500 ...
France's President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that France would retaliate against the Syrian regime if he had proof that civilians were being attacked with chemical weapons, Reuters reports. "On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line...If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons ...
A Syrian boy holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a makeshift hospital following a reported gas attack on a rebel-held besieged town on ... in Syria in a town in eastern Ghouta, a beleaguered rebel enclave east of Damascus, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack ...
Syria: Witness testimony reveals details of illegal chemical attack on Saraqeb. 6 February 2018, 16:59 UTC. The Syrian government's use of internationally banned chemical weapons was laid bare once again on 4 February when a chlorine gas attack on the town of Saraqeb left 11 people in need of emergency treatment, ...
Haley accused Russia of shielding the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad from responsibility. Recent attacks have included a reported chlorine attack last week in Eastern Ghouta, outside Damascus that injured over 20 civilians. The U.S. State Department issued a statement Monday evening ...
Syrian government warplanes killed seven civilians and injured dozens of internally displaced people in Aleppo as air strikes and shelling intensified ... also took place in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of the capital Damascus, on Friday as concerns mounted over chemical attacks by the Syrian government.
Mattis recalled the 2017 missile strike on Syria's Shayrat Airbase ordered by President Donald Trump following an alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town last year. On April 4, 2017, up to 100 people were reportedly killed in an alleged sarin gas attack on the Syrian town of Khan ...
At least 21 cases of suffocation, including children, were reported in Ghouta, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack said. ... in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, 100 days following a suspected toxic gas attack that was reported to have killed 88 people, including 31 children.
The Trump administration is prepared to again take military action against Syrian government forces if necessary to deter the use of chemical weapons and is concerned they may be developing new methods to deliver such weapons, senior US officials said on Thursday. Forces loyal to Syrian President ...
A besieged city in Syria appeared on Thursday to have been hit by a chemical attack - the third in as many weeks - as the Bashar al-Assad regime puts increasing pressure on the last remaining rebel strongholds. Missiles hit Douma, in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, at 5.30am this morning, ...
Russia bears the ultimate responsibility for suspected chemical weapons attacks committed by the Syrian regime, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has said. Tillerson's comments came a day after reports of a fresh chemical weapons attack in the rebel enclave of East Ghouta, which injured more than ...
In April President Donald Trump ordered US forces to launch 59 missiles at a Syrian government airbase after a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun. Retired US Army Special Forces sergeant Jim Hanson told the broadcaster: "If this is confirmed to be an attack by the Syrian army using chemical ...
Human rights activists have urged the UN to charge Russia and Iran, allies of the Syrian regime, with war crimes after thousands of Russian airstrikes ... has also pushed back on several multilateral attempts to condemn the Syrian president, including vetoing UN resolutions condemning the chemical attack.
The White Helmets also reported a small-scale chlorine gas attack in the area. CNN has not been able to independently verify the attack. The Douma Medical Center said it treated six people, including children, for symptoms consistent with chlorine poisoning. Eastern Ghouta is a designated "de-escalation ...
A missile has crashed near civilians in Syria's Idlib province at a makeshift camp for displaced people from the nearby Hama province. Dramatic footage ... "Syrians are not surprised. Many of them ... Aid workers on the scene said there were being treated for suffocation after a suspected chlorine gas attack.
Syrian men sit and talk on a rooftop as smoke rises from buildings behind them following air strikes on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the ... As the regime continues with its brutal siege and daily bombardment of Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, reports have emerged of yet another chlorine attack.
A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say. People in ... There have been a number of reports of chlorine gas attacks since Syria's civil war broke out, but the government has always denied using chemical agents.
Volunteers put on gas masks during a class on how to respond to a chemical attack, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 15, 2013. ... continue to fund other UN investigative teams established to investigate crimes in Syria and ferret out those responsible for the chemical attacks,” HRW added.
As significant and more insidious, Twitter enables groups to quickly and conveniently spread specious counter-narratives. This has been especially true in the case of Syria's war. Idrees Ahmad noted that creating doubt has allowed Assad and his apologists to get away with chemical attacks and massacres ...
Three attacks were attributed to the Syrian government and one to the Islamic State. The Security Council failed to reach agreement on any consequences for these crimes. A few weeks after an April 4 sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, which killed approximately 100 and injured at least 200, ...
It was the deadliest chemical attack in Syria since the 2013 Ghouta massacre that left more than 1,000 dead and nearly led to an American intervention in the war. Instead, an agreement was brokered between Washington and Moscow that saw the supposed dismantling of the Syrian government's ...
The Syrian volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets have become the target of an extraordinary disinformation campaign that positions .... who visited Syria for the first time in July 2016; a University of Sydney senior lecturer, Timothy Anderson, who described the April chemical attack as a ...
GENEVA — United Nations investigators added their voices on Wednesday to a mountain of evidence of the Syrian military's responsibility for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town five months ago that left villagers foaming at the mouth and gasping for breath. A United Nations Commission of Inquiry ...


 

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