Chemical terrorism

Turkish Army soldiers form a convoy of armoured personnel carriers near the border with Syria, in the outskirts of Hassa, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced that a second Turkish soldier has been killed in action in Turkey's military offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria. (Caglar Ozturk/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration...
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A Turkish push into Kurdish territory.
January 23, 2018 - 6:33 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia has called the Joint Implementation Mechanism, or JIM, "a complete failure" and "a mechanism for political manipulation." He circulated a draft resolution to the Security Council...
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Map Syria shows the latest areas of control by Pro-Assad, Kurdish, Islamic State and Free Syrian Army forces.; 2c x 2 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 57 mm;
January 22, 2018 - 10:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria and Turkey's offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The U.N. Security Council is expected to get a closed-door briefing later Monday on the political and military situation in Syria, including Turkey's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 9:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016, file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows medical staff treating a man suffering from breathing difficulties inside a hospital in Aleppo, Syria after a chemical attack. Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a United Nations Security Council meeting. (Aleppo Media Center via AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 9:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival U.S. and Russian resolutions to extend the mandate of experts trying to determine who was responsible for chemical attacks in Syria were defeated Thursday at a heated Security Council meeting that reflected the deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow. The...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:07 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia clashed with Western nations Tuesday over a report blaming Syria for a deadly chemical weapons attack, with Moscow dismissing its findings as "mythical or invented" and the U.S. backing its finger-pointing at President Bashar Assad's regime. The debate in the Security...
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Mikhail Ulyanov, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's arms control and non-proliferation department, speaks at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Ulyanov said Russia would welcome the extension of the U.N.-sponsored investigations into chemical weapons use in Syria, but considers it necessary to amend the ground rules for them. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 02, 2017 - 8:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia have circulated rival U.N. resolutions on extending the work of experts seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia vetoed a U.S.-sponsored Security Council resolution on Oct. 24 that would have renewed the...
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October 28, 2017 - 8:39 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government has categorically rejected a report by experts from the U.N. and the chemical weapons watchdog blaming its government for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed over 90 people last spring. In a statement Saturday, it says the report was a result of U.S...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council meets on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Experts from the U.N. and the chemical weapons watchdog are blaming the Syrian government for an attack in April 2017 using the nerve gas sarin that killed over 90 people. (Kim Haughton/The United Nations via AP)
October 26, 2017 - 9:38 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Experts from the U.N. and the chemical weapons watchdog are blaming Syria's government for a sarin nerve gas attack that killed over 90 people last April. Their report, obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, says leaders of the expert body are "confident that the Syrian...
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This Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 frame grab made from drone video shows damaged buildings in Raqqa, Syria, two days after Syrian Democratic Forces said that military operations to oust the Islamic State group have ended and that their fighters have taken full control of the city. (AP Photo/ Gabriel Chaim)
October 20, 2017 - 11:08 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has congratulated the Syrian people and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on the liberation of the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group. In a statement released on...
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