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Chemical watchdog: Chlorine used in 2018 Syria attack

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons determines chlorine was used in deadly attack on the town of Douma in April 2018.

Chemical watchdog: Chlorine used in 2018 Syria attack

Watchdog: No nerve gas found in Syria's Douma

OPCW finds no evidence of nerve gas after April 7 attack on Syrian town, but says chlorine may have been used.

Watchdog: No nerve gas found in Syria's Douma

Chemical inspectors finally allowed into Douma

Inspectors from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrive in Syrian town where alleged chemical attack took place.

Chemical inspectors finally allowed into Douma

France demands chemical inspectors be given access to Douma

French Foreign Minister urges Syria and Russia to grant weapons inspectors immediate access to site of alleged chemical attack in Douma.

France demands chemical inspectors be given access to Douma

State Department: Russia 'sanitizing' site of Syria attack

U.S. says credible information shows Russian and Syrian regime officials are sanitizing the site of attack in Douma.

State Department: Russia 'sanitizing' site of Syria attack

UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

UN team discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma after inspectors attacked during visit.

UN discussing security arrangements for Syria inspectors

Syria: Chemical experts will begin work on Wednesday

Syria’s UN Ambassador says team of OPCW experts will begin investigation of Douma attack on Wednesday.

Syria: Chemical experts will begin work on Wednesday

Investigators prevented from visiting scene of Syria attack

Syrian and Russian authorities prevent independent investigators from going to the scene of suspected chemical attack in Douma.

Investigators prevented from visiting scene of Syria attack

Inspectors launch probe into Syria chemical attack

Experts from Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons launch probe into last week's attack in Douma.

Inspectors launch probe into Syria chemical attack

Russia: Britain staged chemical attack in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry claims Britain staged a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma.

Russia: Britain staged chemical attack in Syria

British cabinet agrees on need to take action in Syria

British cabinet ministers agreed Syria must be deterred from using chemical weapons following attack in Douma.

British cabinet agrees on need to take action in Syria

Trump considering 8 targets in Syria

U.S. President considering striking eight potential Syria targets in response to recent chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Trump considering 8 targets in Syria

Haley blasts Russia after UN veto

U.S. Ambassador: On this day, Russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people.

Haley blasts Russia after UN veto

Syria and another call to save Islam from itself

Syria and another call to save Islam from itself

Haley: We will respond to Syria attack

Ambassador Haley says United States will respond to deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria even if Security Council doesn't act.

Haley: We will respond to Syria attack

U.S. believes chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Initial assessment by U.S. authorities is that chemical weapons were indeed used in attack on rebel-held town of Douma.

U.S. believes chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Security Council to meet following Syria chemical attack

UN Security Council to meet after 150 killed in chemical attack in Douma, east of Damascus.

Security Council to meet following Syria chemical attack

Syria: More than 150 dead from chemical weapons attack

At least 150 people, mostly women and children, killed and hundreds injured in chemical weapons attack by Assad's army in city of Douma.

Syria: More than 150 dead from chemical weapons attack

Air raids hit Syria rebel bastion despite truce

Monitor reports one dead in first regime or Russian airstrike on Eastern Ghouta since ceasefire took effect last weekend.

Air raids hit Syria rebel bastion despite truce

Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Damascus

A convoy carrying medical aid enters rebel-controlled Douma area, near Damascus.

Aid convoy enters rebel-held area near Damascus

Assad kills 40 in Damascus bombing bonanza

Death toll expected to rise in regime rocket and mortar barrage on market in rebel-held Damascus suburb.

Assad kills 40 in Damascus bombing bonanza

Syria Blasts UN Envoy for Criticizing Bomb Attacks

Syria's government slams Staffan de Mistura for his criticism of regime air raids that killed nearly 100 people.

Syria Blasts UN Envoy for Criticizing Barrel Bomb Attacks

As World Watches: Syrian Regime Bombs Market

Regime deploys 'scorched earth' policy in 10 strikes on busy market with death toll nearing 100; 'appalled' UN accused of accountability.

As World Watches: Syrian Regime Carpet Bombs Market

Assad's Latest Weapon: Elephant Rockets

Improvised weapon with mass damage and minimal accuracy unleashed on Damascus suburb, killing at least 27 people.

Assad's Latest Weapon: Elephant Rockets

Syria: 83 Killed, Forces Storm Damascus Suburb

At least 83 people killed across Syria, hundreds trapped in Douma as regime forces storm the town in Damascus province.

Syria: At Least 83 Killed as Forces Storm Damascus Suburb

Syrian Troops Continue to Bombard Damascus Suburb

Syrian troops bombard a rebellious suburb of Damascus with tank and artillery shells, killing dozens of people.

Syrian Troops Continue to Bombard Damascus Suburb

UN Observers Seek to 'De-Escalate' Douma Tensions

UN observers monitoring a tentative ceasefire in Syria are returning to Douma, where Assad's forces struck shortly after they departed

UN Observers Seek to 'De-Escalate' Douma Tensions