Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Jun 29, 2017

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Syria's government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House issued a surprise statement Monday ...

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 ...

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 Sheikhun ...

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 alongside ...