In First For U.S., ISIS Chemical Weapons Builder Hit With Sanctions

A general view shows a burnt out vehicle next to a banner bearing the Islamic State group's flag

The Trump administration has leveled sanctions on a top Islamic State leader who plays a key role in the terror organization’s chemical weapons development program, the first ever such designation by the United States in its ongoing fight against the terror group, according to the Treasury Department.

U.S. Accuses Russia of ‘Cover-Up’ in Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Members of the Russian Military police in Syria

Russia is playing a major and active role in covering up a serious chemical weapons strike in Syria that was planned by the regime of embattled President Bashar al Assad, according to senior White House officials, who declassified a wide-range of intelligence on Tuesday that shows Moscow is waging an information campaign meant to undermine allegations Assad orchestrated the chemical weapons attack.