Chemical terrorism

Ahmet Uzumcu, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, listens to a question during an interview in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, May 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
May 05, 2017 - 6:35 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 1:25 p.m. An international team set up to apportion blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria has started investigating the deadly April 4 sarin gas attack in Idlib province. Director-General of the Organization for the...
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OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu speeches during a ceremony marking the OPCW's 20th anniversary in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The global chemical weapons watchdog's ceremony comes just three weeks after dozens of people were killed in a suspected nerve gas attack in Syria. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, POOL)
April 28, 2017 - 7:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog says his team of experts is ready and willing to travel to the site of a deadly nerve gas attack in Syria if their safety can be assured. Ahmet Uzumcu of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...
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This frame grab from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows flames rising after an explosion near an airport west of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Syria's state media reported Thursday that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport. SANA says Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near the capital's main airport, triggering several explosions and causing damage. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 9:57 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors. The Syrian military said in a statement that the attack, which could be felt at...
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Map locates Damascus, Syria; 1c x 1 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 38 mm;
April 27, 2017 - 6:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's government has condemned what it says are "lies and fabricated allegations" by the French foreign minister concerning a deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that the...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday April 4, 2017 file photo, Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories." But Kremlin promptly denounced the French report. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
April 27, 2017 - 12:13 am
PARIS (AP) — France said that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion after...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffins of more than 50 people killed in a recent car bomb attack that targeted government supporters being evacuated from a besieged area, during their funeral at the Sayida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wednesday's procession took place in a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite shrine and is a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group fighting alongside the Syrian government. The April 15 attack killed nearly 130 people, including over 60 children. (SANA via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 12:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 a.m. Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffins of more than 50 people killed in a recent car bomb attack that targeted government supporters being evacuated from a besieged area, during their funeral at the Sayida Zeinab suburb of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Wednesday's procession took place in a Damascus suburb that is home to a major Shiite shrine and is a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group fighting alongside the Syrian government. The April 15 attack killed nearly 130 people, including over 60 children. (SANA via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 12:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 7 a.m. Syrian opposition activists and a monitor say a large explosion has rocked the Syrian capital, followed by a fire near Damascus airport. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman says the...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday April 4, 2017 file photo, Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories." But Kremlin promptly denounced the French report. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
April 26, 2017 - 2:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said France came to this conclusion...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, girls carry the pictures of five Syrian men who were kidnapped four years ago from the historic town of Maaloula near Damascus by al-Qaida-linked militants, during their funeral prayers in Bab Touma, a predominantly Christian quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The remains of the five Christians were discovered recently by the Lebanese army in a remote area near the Lebanese-Syrian border and handed over to Syrian authorities on Monday. (SANA via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 8:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Turkey's military says two of its military border outposts were attacked with mortar fire from Syria but there were no casualties. The military says it immediately retaliated to the attacks on the posts in the town of Hassa, in Hatay...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, girls carry the pictures of five Syrian men who were kidnapped four years ago from the historic town of Maaloula near Damascus by al-Qaida-linked militants, during their funeral prayers in Bab Touma, a predominantly Christian quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The remains of the five Christians were discovered recently by the Lebanese army in a remote area near the Lebanese-Syrian border and handed over to Syrian authorities on Monday. (SANA via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 6:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 1:20 p.m. U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they want the international coalition to provide air cover over northern Syria, to protect them from Turkish and Syrian government air raids. Ilham Ahmad, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic...
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