Two U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that two different chemical weapons – chlorine gas and an unidentified nerve agent – were found in blood and urine samples from victims of Saturday’s suspected WMD attack in Syria. The Syrian government has used chlorine on previous occasions, but medical personnel treating victims of the
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a ceasefire resolution for Syria on Saturday, but the bombing of the Eastern Ghouta suburb near Damascus continued, with at least 24 more deaths after the resolution was passed. Symptoms of chlorine gas exposure have been reported from one of the bombing sites, raising fears that
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images by Simon Kent14 Feb 20180 14 Feb, 201814 Feb, 2018 “France will strike” if chemical weapons are found to have been used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, French President Emmanuel Macron has warned. Macron delivered the warning in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.