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Members of the Falcon Squadron, Royal Tank Regiment, at Winterbourne Gunner, southern England, conducting final preparation and training before deploying in support of the civil authorities in Salisbury city centre, Friday March 9, 2018. British police asked the military on Friday to help investigate the nerve-agent poisoning of a former …

Moscow Accuses Weapons Watchdog of Manipulating Skripal Probe

MOSCOW (RUSSIA) (AFP) – Moscow on Saturday accused the chemical weapons watchdog of manipulating the results of its probe into the poisoning of a former Russian spy, saying his samples had traces of a nerve agent used by the West.

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Germany Won’t Take Part in Syria Military Strike

BERLIN (AP) — Germany won’t participate in possible military action in Syria, but supports sending a message that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday. Merkel stressed the importance of a united position in response

Syrian volunteers and their relatives wave the national flag and portraits of President Bashar al-Assad as they celebrate at the end of a paramilitary training conducted by the Syrian army in al-Qtaifeh, 50 kms north of the capital Damascus on February 22, 2016.

Assad Adviser: Syria Is Ready for War

Claiming that “the rules of the games have changed,” a political and media adviser to President Bashar Assad claimed Thursday that Syria was ready for war with international forces if hostilities were to break out.

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French Intelligence Says Syrian Regime Behind Disputed Chemical Attack

(AP) — France’s foreign minister said Wednesday that chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria early April “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault.

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Turkey Welcomes U.S. Syria Strike, Urges No-Fly Zone

Turkey on Friday welcomed a US missile strike on a Syrian regime airbase in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack, calling for a no-fly zone in the country to prevent further bloodshed.