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US officials: Syria moves planes to Russian base for protection - CNN;

US officials: Syria moves planes to Russian base for protection - CNN

CNNUS officials: Syria moves planes to Russian base for protectionCNN(CNN) The Syrian government has relocated the majority of its combat planes to protect them from potential US strikes, two US defense officials told CNN Wednesday. The movement of the aircraft to the air base at Bassel Al-Assad International Airport ...and more »

France says it will prove Syria's Assad used chemical weapons - USA TODAY;

France says it will prove Syria's Assad used chemical weapons - USA TODAY

USA TODAYFrance says it will prove Syria's Assad used chemical weaponsUSA TODAYFrench intelligence services will soon provide proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad's military used chemical weapons in an attack this month that killed scores of civilians, most of them women and children, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said ...and more »

Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons - Albany Times Union;

Israeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weapons - Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionIsraeli defense officials: Assad still has chemical weaponsAlbany Times UnionFILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Israeli defense officials say Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up ...and more »

OPCW says analysis offers 'incontrovertible' evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria - WJBD Online;

OPCW says analysis offers 'incontrovertible' evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria - WJBD Online

WJBD OnlineOPCW says analysis offers 'incontrovertible' evidence that chemical weapons were used in SyriaWJBD Onlinethe_guitar_mann/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A series of tests performed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have definitively confirmed the use of Sarin or a Sarin-like substance in Syria's Idlib province. OPCW Director ...and more »

Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons - TIME;

Israel Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical Weapons - TIME

TIMEIsrael Believes Syria Still Has Up to 3 Tons of Chemical WeaponsTIME(BEIRUT) — Israeli defense officials say that Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons. The officials delivered the assessment on Wednesday, weeks after a chemical attack in Syria killed at least 90 people. Israel ...and more »

Israeli officials say Assad believed to have up to 3 tons of chemical weapons: report - The Hill;

Israeli officials say Assad believed to have up to 3 tons of chemical weapons: report - The Hill

The HillIsraeli officials say Assad believed to have up to 3 tons of chemical weapons: reportThe HillSenior Israeli defense officials on Wednesday said that the military of Syrian President Bashar Assad is believed to have as much as three tons of chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement ordering the country to dispose of its stockpiles, The ...and more »

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms sarin or similar agent used in Khan Sheykhun - TASS

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms sarin or similar agent used in Khan SheykhunTASSMOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. Tests have shown that Sarin or similar nerve agent was used in the Syrian town of Khan Sheykhun, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a press release published at its homepage on ...and more »

Assad possesses over 3 tons of chemical weapons, Israel says - Daily Sabah;

Assad possesses over 3 tons of chemical weapons, Israel says - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahAssad possesses over 3 tons of chemical weapons, Israel saysDaily SabahSenior Israeli defense officials have said that Syria's Bashar Assad is still believed to possess up to 3 tons of chemical weapons, the Associated Press said late Wednesday. Assad regime launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 ...and more »

The Latest: Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons - ABC News;

The Latest: Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons - ABC News

ABC NewsThe Latest: Israel says Assad still has chemical weaponsABC NewsThis frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows buses carrying opposition fighters leaving Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April. 19, 2017, heading toward the northern rebel-held Idlib ...and more »

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdog - Yahoo7 News

Sarin or similar used in Idlib: watchdogYahoo7 NewsSarin or a similar banned toxin was used in an attack in Syria's Idlib province on April 4 that killed nearly 90 people, the global chemical weapons watchdog says. The finding supported earlier testing by Turkish and British laboratories. The ...and more »

Sarin or Similar Used in Idlib Attack: Chemical Weapons Watchdog - U.S. News & World Report;

Sarin or Similar Used in Idlib Attack: Chemical Weapons Watchdog - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportSarin or Similar Used in Idlib Attack: Chemical Weapons WatchdogU.S. News & World ReportA civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah Reuters. AMSTERDAM (Reuters) ...and more »

OPCW Head Confirms Sarin Presence in Syrian Khan Shaykhun Victims - Sputnik International;

OPCW Head Confirms Sarin Presence in Syrian Khan Shaykhun Victims - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalOPCW Head Confirms Sarin Presence in Syrian Khan Shaykhun VictimsSputnik InternationalThe Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) fact-checking mission investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhun in Syria's Idlib province has found traces of Sarin in attack victims' bodies, OPCW Director ...and more »

Watchdog says 'incontrovertible' sarin used in Syria attack - RTE.ie;

Watchdog says 'incontrovertible' sarin used in Syria attack - RTE.ie

RTE.ieWatchdog says 'incontrovertible' sarin used in Syria attackRTE.ieThe head of a global arms watchdog said that "incontrovertible" test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used. Samples from ten victims of the 4 April attack on Khan Sheikhun analysed at ...and more »

Gauging the Trump effect - The Hindu;

Gauging the Trump effect - The Hindu

The HinduGauging the Trump effectThe HinduWith the recent U.S. missile attacks on a Syrian airbase, U.S. President Donald Trump rewrote much of the foreign policy script of his campaign. Fulfilment of campaign promises was emphasised in Mr. Trump's first executive orders: banning immigration ...and more »

What's happening in Syria - Southside Pride;

What's happening in Syria - Southside Pride

Southside PrideWhat's happening in SyriaSouthside PrideOn April 4 the Syrian Air Force attacked an ISIS warehouse in Idlib, Syria. Trump says the Syrian Air Force used poison gas in the attack. The Syrians claim the bombs targeted an ammunition warehouse, and the warehouse contained poison gas.and more »

The New York Times Mocks Skepticism Of The Government's Syria Sarin Claims - Mintpress News (blog);

The New York Times Mocks Skepticism Of The Government's Syria Sarin Claims - Mintpress News (blog)

Mintpress News (blog)The New York Times Mocks Skepticism Of The Government's Syria Sarin ClaimsMintpress News (blog)The New York Times and other major media have ruled out any further skepticism toward the U.S. government's claim that Syrian President Assad dropped a sarin bomb on a town in Idlib province, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry | April 19, 2017.and more »

France claims to have proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria attack - Newshub;

France claims to have proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria attack - Newshub

NewshubFrance claims to have proof Assad used chemical weapons in Syria attackNewshubFrench intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says. "There is an investigation underway (by ...and more »

Trump's Missiles Hit Domestic Critics Harder Than Assad - Bloomberg;

Trump's Missiles Hit Domestic Critics Harder Than Assad - Bloomberg

BloombergTrump's Missiles Hit Domestic Critics Harder Than AssadBloombergPresident Donald Trump's missile strike on a Syrian regime-controlled airfield was presented to the public as an act of retaliation against President Bashar al-Assad for allegedly launching a chemical attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. Evidence from ...and more »

Former Department Of Defense Scientist Debunks Claim Assad Behind Syrian Chemical Attacks - Mintpress News (blog);

Former Department Of Defense Scientist Debunks Claim Assad Behind Syrian Chemical Attacks - Mintpress News (blog)

Mintpress News (blog)Former Department Of Defense Scientist Debunks Claim Assad Behind Syrian Chemical AttacksMintpress News (blog)As the United States and Western allies march closer to full-scale conflict with Syria, many of their claims are now being scrutinized and dissected by a skeptical public. By Derrick Broze | April 19, 2017. Be Sociable, Share! Twitter · Facebook ...and more »

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism? - The Nation.;

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism? - The Nation.

The Nation.The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism?The Nation.The American media has excluded dissenting expert opinions in its rush to embrace Trump's war on Syria. By James Carden. Today 12:05 pm. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print. Trump Syria Air Strike Impact. The Pentagon's damage-assessment image of ...and more »