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Nearly 100 Wounded in Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria’s Aleppo

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its ally Russia reportedly blamed rebels for a suspected toxic gas attack in regime-held Aleppo city this weekend. A local monitor group reported that the attack wounded nearly 100 people, including many women and children.

TOPSHOT - A Syrian girl receives treatment at a hospital in the regime controlled Aleppo on November 24, 2018. - Official Syrian media accused the armed opposition of launching an attack with 'toxic gas' on the northern city, but a leading rebel alliance has denied any involvement. (Photo by George …

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Finally Visit Syria Attack Sites

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were finally able to visit the two sites in Douma, Syria where poison gas was allegedly deployed by dictator Bashar Assad. The first site was accessed by inspectors on April 21, while the second was visited on Wednesday, April 25.

The Associated Press

Russia Claims U.S. Was Given ‘Red Lines’ for Syria Bombing

In an interview with Russian media on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow warned U.S. forces not to bomb certain areas when it led airstrikes on Syria last week to punish dictator Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons.

The Associated Press

Assad Begins Final Assault to Regain Complete Control of Damascus

Building on his recapture of the Eastern Ghouta suburb after a long and bloody siege that ended with an alleged chemical weapons attack, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad on Tuesday began the final battle for control of Damascus with artillery strikes on the last rebel positions near the city.

The Associated Press