Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. He said last week, however, that Russian experts had gone to the site in Douma and found "no trace" of chemical weapons use. Home Regions U.S. It is, therefore, not surprising that Russia has also not responded to repeated Israeli air raids in Syria. Russian military assistance since 2015 has allowed Assad to break a stalemate with the rebels, some of whom are backed by the United States.
Western states have accused the Syrian government of a chemical attack. April 2018 Can Trump now walk away? It also has a role in verifying the elimination of those weapons. That leaves a disconnect: Even if the organization finds that chemical weapons were used in Douma, the question of who is to blame could remain unresolved. Earlier Tuesday, Syria’s state news agency said inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had reached the town of Douma to investigate a suspected April 7 gas attack.
All rights reserved. In Damascus, hundreds demonstrated in support of President Bashar al-Assad, whose grip remained unchallenged. But in an acknowledgment of the war’s toll, another visitor reported that Mr. Abed said of the mines. “In homes, in cars, in roads. Updated at 3:47 p.m. JUST WATCHED Trump's 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria? JUST WATCHED What exactly happened with the Syria strikes? Africa Americas Asia China Europe Middle East Opinion U.S.