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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Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, Army soldiers search Iraqis amid tight security during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

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