Mar 11, 2016

IS chemical sites attacked following info extracted from top operative Dawud

The U.S.-led coalition has carried out the first airstrikes on Islamic State chemical weapons sites, the Pentagon said Thursday, acting on information from a senior operative described as the extremists’ top chemical expert. The successful “multiple” bombings came as a result of detailed intelligence ...

Feb 13, 2016

Experts list chemical attacks in Syria to investigate

The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one involving mustard gas. The investigative body ...

Nov 20, 2015

French expert says chemical attack unlikely despite PM's warning

A warning by the French premier of a chemical or biological weapons attack cannot be excluded, a security expert said Thursday, but stressed this was unlikely as it would be extremely difficult to stage. Olivier Lepick, an expert on chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, ...

Russia, U.S. defense chiefs break ice with Syria talks

Sep 19, 2015

Russia, U.S. defense chiefs break ice with Syria talks

Russia and the United States launched military talks on the Syrian conflict on Friday as Moscow stepped up its buildup of forces in the war-torn country. The phone conversation between Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ended an ...