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News and updates about Syrian Chemical Weapons

Report: Israel attacked Syrian chemical weapons sites in June

US media reports Israel attacked Syrian military targets to prevent Syria from producing more nerve gas.

Report: Israel attacked Syrian chemical weapons sites in June

Erdan at UN: Iranian nuclear program has reached critical stage

Israeli Ambassador to the UN criticizes Syrian regime for use of Weapons of Mass Destruction in speech in UN General Assembly.

Erdan at UN: Iranian nuclear program has reached critical stage

Chemical weapons watchdog demands information from Syria

OPCW demands more information from Syria about destruction of two chlorine cylinders.

Chemical weapons watchdog demands information from Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

The move follows OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force used sarin and chlorine gas in three attacks.

Chemical weapons watchdog strips Syria of its voting rights

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Syria rejects global watchdog's report that found it used chemical weapons on a rebel-held town in 2018.

Syria rejects report finding it used chemical weapons in 2018

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Report concludes that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force used chemical weapons in rebel-held Saraqib on 4 February 2018.

Report: Assad regime dropped chlorine bomb on civilians in 2018

Syrian regime blamed for chemical attacks

For the first time, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Assad regime is behind toxic gas attacks.

Syrian regime blamed for chemical attacks

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Syrian President claims OPCW faked report on attack near Damascus “just because the Americans wanted them to do so.”

Assad: Chemical watchdog falsified report at request of US

Pompeo: Syria used a chemical weapon

Secretary of State says US concluded that the Assad regime used chlorine as a chemical weapon in an attack in May.

Pompeo: Syria used a chemical weapon

France: There are 'signs' that chemicals were used in Syria

French Foreign Minister says there are signs that chemicals were used in attacks by Syrian government forces in Idlib.

France: There are 'signs' that chemicals were used in Syria

US has numerous reports consistent with Syria chemical exposure

State Department: US has received numerous reports consistent with chemical exposure in Syria, but no definitive conclusion has been made.

US has numerous reports consistent with Syria chemical exposure

France: Look into reports that Syria used chemical weapons

French Foreign Ministry says new allegations that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons must be looked into.

France: Look into reports that Syria used chemical weapons

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

State Department says there are signs that Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, warns of response.

US: Signs that Syrian gov't is using chemical weapons

Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

German Foreign Minister says those responsible for use of chemical weapons in Syria must be held accountable.

Germany: Hold Assad accountable for chemical attacks

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

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US National Security Adviser arrives in Israel, warns Syria there's no change in US position against the use of chemical weapons.

Bolton warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US: Russia helped fabricate Syria chemical attack

United States accuses Russia of helping fabricate a story about chemical weapons used by Syrian rebels.

US: Russia helped fabricate Syria chemical attack

Russia accuses Syrian rebels of planning chemical attack

Russia claims Syrian rebels are preparing a chemical attack in the Idlib province.

Russia accuses Syrian rebels of planning chemical 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

Sarin and chlorine used twice in Syria in 2017

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says deadly sarin and chlorine were used in two separate attacks in Syria.

Sarin and chlorine used twice in Syria in 2017

UN chief urges Syria to answer questions on chemical weapons

Antonio Guterres says Syria’s failure to answer questions about its chemical weapons program is concerning.

UN chief urges Syria to answer questions on chemical weapons

How does US strike on Syria affect Israel?

How will Trump's strike impact Israel?

How does US strike on Syria affect Israel?

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

UN rejects Russian resolution on Syria

Security Council overwhelmingly rejects Russian resolution calling for condemnation of "aggression" by U.S., UK and France against Syria.

UN rejects Russian resolution on Syria

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

Report: Britain moving submarines within missile range of Syria

British PM orders British submarines to move within missile range of Syria, will convene Cabinet on Thursday to discuss Syria strike.

Report: Britain moving submarines within missile range of Syria

Chemical attack in Syria - Will the world remain silent?

Syria chemical attacks and the world's next moves.

Chemical attack in Syria - Will the world remain silent?

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical attack

Russia vetoes Security Council resolution that would have set up an investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Syria chemical attack

Trump: Decision on Syria could come tonight

Trump vows forceful response to chemical attack in Syria, says decision on course of action could come as soon as Monday night.

Trump: Decision on Syria could come tonight

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

Israel condemns Syria chemical attack

Foreign Ministry issues official condemnation of attack in Douma in which chemical weapons were used.

Israel condemns Syria chemical 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

UN condemns chemical weapons use in Syria

UN Security Council condemns continued use of chemical weapons in Syria as OPCW investigates alleged chemical use in Eastern Ghouta.

UN condemns chemical weapons use in Syria

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

U.S. Defense Secretary warns Syrian regime against using gas as a weapon.

Mattis: 'Unwise' for Assad to use chemical weapons

U.S.: Russia violated its duties on Syrian chemical weapons

U.S. says Russia violated its duty to guarantee the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons.

U.S.: Russia violated its duties on Syrian chemical weapons

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons investigating alleged chlorine gas attacks in the Syrian region of Eastern Ghouta.

Chemical weapons watchdog investigating attacks in Syria

Syrian government blamed for chlorine attack in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian opposition says the government launched a deadly chlorine gas attack on rebel-held enclave.

Syrian government blamed for chlorine attack in Eastern Ghouta

Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons

French President says his country will launch attacks if proof emerges that Syrian regime used banned chemical weapons against civilians.

Macron threatens to attack Syria over chemical weapons