Chemical Weapons News
French intelligence says Syria behind the deadly sarin gas attack
A sarin nerve gas attack on a town in northern Syria bears the “signature” of President Bashar al-Assad , French officials said Wednesday. Forces loyal to Assad carried out the deadly April 4 attack, which could only have been ordered by the Syrian President and a few influential members of his
US sanctions 271 Syrian government workers after chemical attack
The U.S. Treasury has announced sanctions against 271 employees of the Syrian government agency believed to be responsible for developing chemical weapons like those used in an attack on dozens of civilians in the country earlier this month.
Nikki Haley to Russia: 'Stop covering for Assad'
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations criticized Russia's support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
What Trump and administration officials have said about Syria
After the United States launched airstrikes in Syria last week in the wake of a horrific chemical attack there, questions remained about the administration's strategy going forward, including what would spark Trump to act again and how would he respond. The most prominent question is whether the
White House walks back suggestion US may respond to additional barrel bombs in Syria
The White House is walking back a suggestion from press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday that President Donald Trump may take more military action in Syria in response to additional barrel bombings of civilians. “The answer is, if you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb into innocent people, I
Trump defends decision not to hit runway on Syrian airbase
Following reports that two Syrian jets took off from the airfield hit by U.S. missiles Thursday night, President Trump defended his decision not to strike the runway. "The reason you don't generally hit runways is that they are easy and inexpensive to quickly fix (fill in and top the
Timeline leading up to US attack on a Syrian air base
President Trump's decision to conduct airstrikes against a Syrian air base marked a milestone for both the United States and the new administration. While the airstrike is among the first military actions taken by Trump, the conflict in Syria has been going on for years. The Syrian civil war
The rise of Syria's controversial president Bashar al-Assad
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is the center of attention in the aftermath of a United States airstrike against a Syrian air base where a chemical attack was initiated earlier this week. President Donald Trump placed the blame squarely on Assad for Tuesday's sarin attack, which killed at least
US releases flight path of plane used in Syria chemical attack
The Pentagon has released a graphic detailing the flight path of a Syrian aircraft used to attack civilians with chemical weapons earlier this week. Tuesday's attack at the hands of the Syrian regime in the city of Khan Shaykhun left at least 86 civilians dead, and prompted the U.S. military to
US launches military strike on Syria air base
The United States engaged a military strike Thursday on an airbase in Syria , multiple U.S. officials have confirmed, launching 59 missiles at an air base in the country. The Pentagon said that the airstrike, which targeted Shayrat Air Base in Homs Province -- where a chemical attack was initiated