Eastern Ghouta: Mattis warns Syria over 'weaponised gas'
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Syria it would be "very unwise" to use poison gas in Eastern Ghouta amid reports of chlorine attacks.
Mr Mattis did not say President Trump would take military action, but the US struck Syria last April after a suspected gas attack in northern Syria.
Fierce fighting is continuing and the Syrian army says it has surrounded a major town in the rebel-held enclave.
More than 1,000 civilians have been reported killed in recent weeks.
The Syrian military has been accused of targeting civilians, but it says it is trying to liberate the region -... read more
- 12:17 Marvellous Miska has so much to offer
- 12:17 Car with cloned number plates causes damage after driving into...
- 12:17 Thousands sign petition calling for work on Wellingborough bridge
- 12:16 Marvellous Miska has so much to offer
- 12:15 Sales director makes it onto ‘inspiring’ list
- 12:15 Customers charged £6 premium rate for ringing Yorkshire Water...
- 12:15 Former chapel converted into a luxury holiday let
- 12:14 Brexit: May to chair cabinet amid pressure for Chequers re-think
- 12:14 Whitefield fixer embroiled in Trump's Russian controversy regrets...
- 12:14 £3 billion gas field discovered off the Scottish coast
- 12:13 READER PICTURE: Deer spotted on beach
- 12:13 Clitheroe Tesco staff bake and raise hundreds for charity
- 12:13 Scooter parade brings Clitheroe to a standstill
- 12:12 Convoy brings fracking equipment onto Fylde gas site
- 12:11 Misterton Library offering new volunteering opportunities for all
- 12:11 First Dementia Information roadshow to roll in to Wetherby
- 12:11 Information about jobs at Chesterfield's new Premier Inn
- 12:11 Pony found dumped after suspected acid attack in Chesterfield back...
- 12:10 Police appeal after man is victim of 'serious assault' in street
- 12:10 MOBILE SPEED CAMERAS: Full list of South Yorkshire locations this week
- 12:09 Three men in blue Renault Megane attempt to steal bike from...
- 12:09 Customers charged £6 premium rate for ringing Yorkshire Water...
- 12:09 Socktober will help homeless
- 12:09 Man banned from seeing girlfriend for 28 days by court
- 12:08 Weight Watchers slims down in rebrand
- 12:08 Second man arrested following disappearance of student Thomas Jones...
- 12:08 Marseille must beat big rivals if they are to return to Champions...
- 12:08 Petr Cech: Arsène Wenger was more worried about playing style than...
- 12:06 Labour agrees MP selection rule changes despite party splits
- 12:05 We’re actually set to get some sunshine again this week