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Khashoggi was investigating use of chemical weapons in Yemen before murder: tabloid

The Saudi govt blamed the murder on rogue agents

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October 30, 2018


Syria chemical weapons visit postponed after gunfire: sources

THE HAGUE – The arrival of international chemical weapons inspectors at the location of a suspected poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma has been delayed after gunfire at the site during a visit by a U.N. security team on Tuesday, sources told Reuters. The U.N. security team entered Douma to assess the…

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April 18, 2018


U.S. envoy to U.N. says Syria used chemical weapons 50 times

UNITED NATIONS – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday that Washington estimates that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have used chemical weapons at least 50 times during the seven-year-long conflict. “Our President has not yet made a decision about possible action in Syria. But should the United States and our…

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April 13, 2018


US makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports of suspected chlorine use in Eastern Ghouta, according to a draft resolution obtained by AFP on Thursday. The US push to establish the new panel comes three months after Russia…

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March 2, 2018


Public reports ‘clearly show’ Assad’s use of chemical weapons: McMaster

MUNICH: U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said on Saturday that, despite denials, public reports showed that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was using chemical weapons, and added that it was time for the international community to hold the Syrian government to account, reported Reuters. “Public accounts and photos clearly show that Assad’s chemical weapons use…

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February 18, 2018


US says on track to destroy chemical weapons by 2023

The United States said Friday that it is on track to meet a 2023 deadline for destroying its stocks of chemical weapons and congratulated Russia on scrapping its own arms. “The United States remains committed to the complete destruction of its declared chemical weapons. We are on track to meet our self-imposed deadline for complete…

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September 30, 2017


Israel attacks military site in Syria’s Hama province

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM: Israel attacked a military site in Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, the Syrian army said, reported Reuters. The air strike killed two soldiers and caused damage near the town of Masyaf, an army statement said. It warned of the ‘dangerous repercussions of this aggressive action to the security and stability of the region’….

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September 8, 2017


‘Incontrovertible’ sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

THE HAGUE: The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that “incontrovertible” test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

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April 20, 2017


Trump spokesman sparks outcry by comparing Assad to Hitler

WASHINGTON: White House spokesman Sean Spicer triggered an uproar on Tuesday by saying Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons. He apologized after his comments drew immediate criticism on social media and elsewhere for overlooking the fact that millions of Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers.

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April 12, 2017


US strike destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s working jets: Mattis

WASHINGTON: Last week’s US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of President Bashar al-Assad’s working warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday.

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April 11, 2017


Trump’s U.N. envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of U.S

UNITED NATIONS: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for…

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April 9, 2017


Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

AMSTERDAM: Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday.

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February 14, 2017


UN says Syrian army used chemical weapons in Qmenas village in 2015

UNITED NATIONS: The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts said in a report released Friday. But they were unable to determine who was responsible for two other chemical weapons attacks — against Binnish in Idlib province in March 2015 and Kafr Zita in Hama province in…

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October 22, 2016


Expect IS to use chemical weapons in Mosul: officials

WASHINGTON: The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group’s technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited.

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October 19, 2016


U.N. inquiry blames Syrian military for chlorine bomb attacks

THE HAGUE/UNITED NATIONS: The year-long joint U.N. and OPCW inquiry, which is investigating reports of attacks between April 11, 2014 and Aug. 21 2015, is due to submit its fourth report to the U.N. Security Council next week. The third report, in August, blamed Syrian government troops for two chlorine gas attacks and Islamic State…

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September 17, 2016

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