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49 killed in alleged chemical attack in Syria, Assad regime's role suspected

09 Avril 2018

The Israeli Air Force carried out reconnaissance flights in the border area between Syria and Lebanon when a missile strike was delivered on the T-4 military airfield in Syria's Homs province, TASS with reference to the Al-Mayadeen television reported on Monday.

As with previous allegations of chemical weapons' use, the public is being inundated with unverified footage of suffering victims, while government officials and the corporate media, prior to any investigation and without any substantiation, declare the government of Bashar al-Assad and its Iranian and Russian allies to be guilty of a war crime.

The preparations follow a pattern of evacuations around the capital and other major Syrian cities as the government reasserts its control after seven years of war.

"President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria", McCain, who is also the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement. A Pentagon spokesman denied those reports, and said the US was not conducting air strikes in Syria. Syrian activists, rescuers and medics stated a poison gasoline assault in Douma killed at the least 40 folks, with households discovered suffocated of their homes and shelters.

The EU said that evidence in Douma pointed out the Syrian Government was responsible for the attack.

US President Donald Trump warned there would be a "big price to pay".

Syria has repeatedly denied it had anything to do with the attack and denies it has any chemical weapons. (And said he'd informed his guest of the military strike at dinner "over the most attractive piece of chocolate cake you'd ever seen.") U.S officials acknowledged that the runway was quickly rebuilt. If the administration takes this step, it's unlikely to have any long-term impact on the Syrian civil war, which is looking more like a Russian-Iranian-Assad victory.

Trump also called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an "animal".

The UN Security Council is planning to hold an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the attack.

Syria and its Russian ally denounced the claims as "fabrications", with Russia warning of potential "dire consequences" if they were used as a pretext for military action.

A United Nations joint report later blamed the Syrian government for the attack, which used the highly volatile nerve agent sarin to kill 80 people.

"The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine and other poisonous substances by (Syrian) government forces continues".

The conquest of Douma would further strengthen Assad's political and ground position, as it recaptures the biggest rebel enclave near Damascus. White Helmets/Reuters TV via REUTERSA girl looks on following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018.

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said in an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump "is going to have to reconsider his plan for an early withdrawal in light of what has happened".

In his tweets Sunday, Trump called Assad an "animal" and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting him.

"A USA military withdrawal from any stormy, volatile, unpredictable area which is vital to regional and global stability would undermine its national security", according to Yoram Ettinger, a former ambassador and minister for Congressional affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington.

49 killed in alleged chemical attack in Syria, Assad regime's role suspected