Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Reports link Syrian president Assad to chemical attacks for the first time, Reuters

Duration: 01:15s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Reports link Syrian president Assad to chemical attacks for the first time, ReutersThe decision to use chemical weapons in Syria came from the very top, that’s according to a document seen by Reuters newsagency. A list produced by international investigators indicates that Bashar al-Assad and his brother were linked to the decision to use toxic weapons in 2014 and 2015. The Assads are yet to comment, but a government spokesperson said the accusations had ‘no basis in truth’. The news came as the Turkish president said a united and peaceful Syria was impossible with Assad still in power. Turkish forces are fighting to drive ISIL militants out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border . The army said it had killed more than 1,500 so-called Islamic State fighters since its Euphrates Shield operation began. Meanwhile in the capital, Damascus, residents reported hearing several explosions which rocked the city just after midnight on Friday. The Syrian military accused Israel of launching missiles which hit near a major airport in the west. In a statement, the Syrian army said the rocket attacks assisted terrorist groups fighting the government and warned of repurcussions. Israel has not responded to the claims.

0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

CEOs quit White House council over Trump's Charlottesville response

President Trump is waking up in Trump Tower for the first time as president. Demonstrators rallied...
CBS News - Politics

More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertainty

More Syrian child brides in Jordan amid poverty, uncertaintyMAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) -- Married at 15 and divorced at 16, a Syrian teen says she regrets having said...
WorldNews - Front Page

Mozambique president, opposition leader meet for the first time since 2015

MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama met at the...
Reuters - World

Former Syrian rebels flee, hide from army conscription

BEIRUT (Reuters) - After fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for six years, rebel...
Reuters - WorldAlso reported by •Reuters India


Hezbollah leader says Syrian government 'will stay on'

The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the...
FOXNews.com - WorldAlso reported by •News24ReutersReuters India


Official: Syria to facilitate chemical weapons team mission

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " A Syrian official says an international chemical weapons delegation will visit...
New Zealand Herald - World

‘Enough evidence to convict' Syria's Assad of war crimes

VIENNA -- The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar...
Bangkok Post - World

US-backed Syrian fighters pressure IS militants in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters advancing from eastern and western parts of the northern...
Seattle Times - Front Page

Saudi Arabia still sees no role for Assad in Syrian transition

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, a main backer of Syrian rebels, said on Sunday it still supported an...
Reuters - World

Rebels says they shoot down Syrian military jet in south

AMMAN (Reuters) - Western-backed Syrian rebels said they had shot down a Syrian military jet on...
Reuters - World


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+