US ‘gravely alarmed’ after fresh Syria chemical weapons attack

Syrians reportedly suffering from breathing difficulties following Syrian regime air strikes on the northwestern town of Saraqeb at a field hospital in a village on the outskirts of Saraqeb, due to the lack of hospitals in the town, on February 4, 2018. (AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR)

Syrians reportedly suffering from breathing difficulties following Syrian regime air strikes on the northwestern town of Saraqeb at a field hospital in a village on the outskirts of Saraqeb, due to the lack of hospitals in the town, on February 4, 2018. (AFP / OMAR HAJ KADOUR)

Days after warning new strikes on table, Washington says six chlorine gas attacks reported in last 30 days, accuses Russia of covering for Assad regime

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Assad backers Iran, Russia threaten US after missile strike

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (US Navy/Ford Williams)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. (US Navy/Ford Williams)

Joint center in Syria run by Moscow, Tehran and Hezbollah vows in future they will ‘respond with force,’ says US retaliation ‘crossed red line’

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Mustard Agent Was Used in Syria Attack, Monitoring Agency Says

Smoke billowed on the outskirts of Marea, Syria, during fighting between opposition fighters and Islamic State in September. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said mustard agent was used there. Photo: Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

U.S. believes Assad regime failed to destroy all of its chemical weapon stockpiles

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Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

In this undated photo made avaialble Saturday, March 14, 2015, by the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Kurdish soldiers survey the site of a bomb attack on a road between Mosul, Iraq, and the Syrian border in northern Iraq. Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit. (AP Photo/Kurdistan Region Security Council)

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Syrian chemical weapons use backed-up by second investigations

One of the chlorine gas canister munitions photographed in Kafr Zita

One of the chlorine gas canister munitions photographed in Kafr Zita  Photo: DANIELE RAINERI

Syria’s use of chemical weapons in Kafr Zita, as revealed by The Telegraph, has been further confirmed by two separate subsequent enquiries

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Israel: Assad has killed with poison gas 30 times since August

Children receive oxygen in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province, after an alleged chemical attack, April 16, 2014 (photo credit: AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

Children receive oxygen in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province, after an alleged chemical attack, April 16, 2014 (photo credit: AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

Regime, which signed convention against use last summer, developing range of ‘non-classic’ chemical weapons, senior IDF officer says

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US suggests Syria violated Chemical Weapons Convention

A UN chemical weapons expert, inspects the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

A UN chemical weapons expert, inspects the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. A UN chemical weapons expert, inspects the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Photo: REUTERS

State Department says chlorine might have been weaponized, but not included in agreement to rid Syria of its most deadly chemical arms.

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Hollande: We have ‘information’ Assad using chemical weapons

French President Francois Hollande (left) talks with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius on March 27, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

French President Francois Hollande (left) talks with French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius on March 27, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/ALAIN JOCARD)

French president, foreign minister indicate Assad has recently used ‘very deadly’ non-conventional weapons

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Syria misses deadline on handover of chemical arsenal

members of a joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations signing an agreement with Syrian officials, in Damascus

Members of a joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations signing an agreement with Syrian officials, in Damascus. Photo: AFP

David Cameron warns regime against stalling on handover of chemical weapons, only 4 per cent of which have so far been removed from country

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Syria says it is fighting rebels who eat human hearts

New York, Walid al-Moualem

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.

Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria, which he blamed on the opposition.

President Barack Obama told the same forum last week that it was the President Bashar Assad’s regime that was behind a chemical weapons attack in August that killed hundreds in the Damascus suburbs and brought threats of a retaliatory U.S. strike.

After the U.S. threatened to attack Syria, the Assad regime committed to getting rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons. The U.N. Security Council then voted unanimously on Friday to oblige it to do so based on a plan made by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The resolution broke 2-1/2 years of paralysis on the Syria conflict in the Security Council.

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