Eastern Ghouta: Mattis warns Syria over 'weaponised gas'

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

 
11 March 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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