Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

Jun 13, 2017

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

The siege of Mosul and targeted killings of chemical weapons experts in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State’s production capability, although the group likely retains expertise to produce small batches of sulfur mustard and chlorine agents, a London-based analysis group said ...

Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media's 'lying propaganda'

/ May 30, 2017

Macron stands ground with Putin, hits Russia media's 'lying propaganda'

Flexing his diplomatic muscles, French President Emmanuel Macron said he had “extremely frank” and “direct” talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and launched an extraordinary attack on two state-funded Russian media outlets he accused of spreading “lying propaganda” during France’s presidential campaign. ...

Apr 26, 2017

France says has proof Syria regime launched 'chemical attack'

French intelligence services have scientific proof that the Syrian regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack that killed 87 people, France’s foreign minister said Wednesday. Jean-Marc Ayrault said analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in rebel-held Khan ...

Iraqi forces in Mosul treated for chemical exposure: U.S.

Apr 20, 2017

Iraqi forces in Mosul treated for chemical exposure: U.S.

Several Iraqi troops required medical treatment following a chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State group over the weekend, a US official said Wednesday. Saturdays’ attack saw IS launch some sort of low-level chemical agent at the Iraqis in western Mosul as they worked ...