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With the benefit of several days' hindsight, one might have thought that the hysteria attending to the largely performative, perfunctory and pinprick 70-minute air strikes that the United States, Britain and France carried out on Syrian targets last Friday night would have subsided somewhat by now. For a while ...
Mr Davies said: “A Syrian doctor in Swansea approached me to say that his wife's family... were under a gas attack where their two-year-old died in front of them. “He's now telling me doctors in Douma are saying Syrians, at the point of a gun, are saying, 'unless you give a testimony, doctor, that there wasn't ...

Many theories have been brought forth by international observers in the aftermath of a suspected chemical attack on Syria's Douma, including one that suggested Assad bowed down to pressure from the minority Alawite group of which the Syrian president belongs to. A couple of days before the United ...
The U.N.-mandated Independent International Commission on Syria has documented more than 30 chemical attacks in Syria between 2013 and the end of 2017 — at least 25 of them carried out by the Syrian military, the commission says. For the rest, it had insufficient evidence to determine the perpetrator.
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb. The reported ...
The US, UK and France have blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the attack and together carried out airstrikes over the weekend in response, with the support of a number of other Western nations. Both Syria and its powerful ally, Russia, deny a chemical attack took place, and Russia has ...

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have been unable to access sites controlled by Russia and the Syrian regime in the town of ... According to Petter Lycke, Sweden's representative at the OPCW executive council, Syria and Russia told the inspectors that their safety could not be ...
Trump ordered targeted military action in Syria late Friday, following an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad that killed ... Garamendi, who was briefed on the apparent chemical attack in Syria by Mattis, said the administration needs to form a strategy to ensure something like ...
"It is long overdue that this council condemns the Syrian government for its reign of chemical terror and demands international accountability for those responsible ... Syria joined the OPCW, the organisation tasked with monitoring adherence to the 1997 convention, in 2013 after a sarin gas attack that killed ...
... chemical attacks. The Syrian government took control of Douma after the alleged chemical attack and the surrender of rebel forces. It has since deployed its security forces in the town. ___. 3:55 p.m.. Turkey's foreign minister has rejected a claim by France's president that the weekend's airstrikes on Syria ...
Russia has denied interfering with evidence at the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria which led to Saturday's military intervention by the US, the UK and France. In an interview for ... The US says 105 missiles were launched and it believes none were intercepted by Syrian defences. It says ...
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 Messenger ...
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 Javaid ...
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 ...
The latest salvo in the seven-year war in Syria, an apparent chemical attack in the suburb of Douma at dusk on Saturday, has presented a new challenge to a ... But the strike had little practical effect, with Syrians using the airfield again within 24 hours, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ...
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.


 

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