An international inquiry has identified two Syrian Air Force helicopter squadrons and two other military units it holds responsible for chlorine gas attacks on civilians, a Western diplomat told Reuters.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said its inspectors found traces of deadly nerve agents in multiple locations across Syria despite the commitment by President Bashar al Assad’s regime to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal, according to a new report.
The Pentagon’s efforts to defeat chemical and biological threats at home and abroad are being hindered by budget cuts, according to an agency report made public last week.
A helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a Syrian town hours after a Russian chopper was shot down nearby, local rescuers said Tuesday.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war is becoming routine, a U.S. official said in The Hague on Monday, calling on members of the global chemical weapons body to collectively condemn their use.