Syria Misses Deadline to Hand Over All Critical Chemicals

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Ain Tarma

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Syria on Wednesday missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world’s chemical weapons watchdog, putting the program several weeks behind schedule and jeopardizing a final June 30 deadline.

Syria Has Shipped Out Less than 5 Percent of Chemical Weapons

One of two cargo ships intended to take part in a Danish-Norwegian mission to transport chemical agents out of Syria docks in Limassol

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Syria has given up less than five percent of its chemical weapons arsenal and will miss next week’s deadline to send all toxic agents abroad for destruction, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Syrian Opposition Alleges New Poison Gas Attack

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Ain Tarma

AMMAN (Reuters) – Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of using poison gas in Syria’s civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000: Monitoring Group

Number of children killed in conflict tops 6,000
Victims of a chemical weapon attack in Syria / AP

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The death toll in Syria’s civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.