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Russian private firm Wagner helped mobilise an alleged nerve gas attack by Haftar's forces in the Libyan capital, the GNA said.

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

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Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's air force for chemical attacks.

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

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Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has ...

Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

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Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

A mass grave was discovered near Eastern Ghouta's main town of Douma, an area formerly controlled by rebel group Jaish Al-Islam.

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Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The military pilot who launched a deadly sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib has been promoted by the Syrian regime.

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Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The OPCW will prepare a report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, ...

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US confirms Syria's Assad used chemical weapons in May

The Assad regime used chlorine in a chemical attack near the Idlib village of Kabana in May, Secretary of State Pompeo said.

Outrage as Hamza Yusuf releases video mocking Syrian refugees

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Outrage as Hamza Yusuf releases video mocking Syrian refugees

American Muslim cleric Hamza Yusuf has sparked an online backlash after posting a video mocking Syrian refugees and saying they should have ...

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Syrians mark sixth anniversary of Ghouta chemical attack

Syrians on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the deadly Ghouta chemical massacre, which killed hundreds of people in August 2013.

German chemical distributor won't face probe over Syria sales

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German chemical distributor won't face probe over Syria sales

Reports surfaced in June accusing the German firm of exporting chemicals to Syria that could have been used to manufacture deadly substances ...

Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

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Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

A blast of unclear origin killed at least 31 regime and allied fighters at a military airport in central Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said.

Chemical weapons team to identify Syria attacks culprits: OPCW

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Chemical weapons team to identify Syria attacks culprits: OPCW

The head of the world's toxic arms watchdog said a new chemical weapons investigation team has started work on identifying the culprits behind ...

German company accused of sending 'weapons-grade' chemicals to Syria

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German company accused of sending 'weapons-grade' chemicals to Syria

German chemical dealers has been accused of circumventing EU laws against the Syrian regime.

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France has 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria: minister

'We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, but for now it has not been verified' said France's foreign minister.

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Syrian regime rejects visa to chemical weapons inspector

The Syrian regime has denied a visa to Santiago Onate Laborde, an OPCW investigator who has new powers to determine who is responsible for ...

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France says Syria chemical weapons allegations must be probed

France's foreign ministry has said that fresh allegations that Syria's regime is using chemical weapons must be looked into.

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US suspects Assad regime in new chemical attack

The United States has warned the Assad regime of reprisals amid suspicions of another chemical attack.

In maps: How Syria changed over eight years

Paul McLoughlin

In maps: How Syria changed over eight years

Eight years on, the revolution in Syria continues despite eight years of hardship and bloodshed.

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Iraqi-Kurds commemorate Halabja Massacre

Hundreds of relatives of the Halabja Massacre have gathered to remember the victims of the 1988 chemical attack.

Assad regime rejects OPCW report on deadly chlorine attack

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Assad regime rejects OPCW report on deadly chlorine attack

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons denied the Syrian regime's claims that the gas came from a rebel chemical ...

Chlorine used in 2018 chemical attack on Syria's Douma

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Chlorine used in 2018 chemical attack on Syria's Douma

Chlorine was used in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma in April 2018, the world's chemical weapons watchdog announced on Friday.

Assad regime responsible for '98 percent' Syria chemical attacks

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Assad regime responsible for '98 percent' Syria chemical attacks

Syrian rebels carried out no chemical attacks, according to the report.

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