Canada has announced sanctions against 27 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime. The officials are now subject to a freeze on their assets and a prohibition on any financial dealings with Canada. The move is part of the international push to put pressure on the Assad regime to end indiscriminate violence against its own people, following this month's chemical weapons attack, and engage in meaningful negotiations, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister…
The Assad regime continues to retain hundreds of tons of Syria’s chemical stockpile after deceiving United Nations inspectors sent in to dismantle it, according to Syria’s former chemical weapons research chief and other experts. Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat, who served as head of chemical warfare in the 5th Division of the military until he defected in 2013, told The Telegraph newspaper that the Assad’s regime failed to declare large amounts of…
A total of 114 vital civilian facilities and civilian structures across Syria were targeted by attacks during March 2017, a rights group said. In a report released on Friday, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that the Assad regime and its allies were responsible for the overwhelming majority of the attacks. Regime forces were responsible for 47 attacks, while Russian forces were responsible for 39 more. According to…
The US State Department dismissed claims made by Bashar Al-Assad who on Wednesday said that the chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun was a Western and American fabrication. The State Department reiterated that Assad was responsible for the attack which it described as a “war crime.” "Sadly, it’s vintage Assad,” US State Department Spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday. “It is an attempt by him to throw up…
The White House accused Russia on Tuesday of engaging in a cover-up of the Assad regime’s role in a chemical weapons attack last week, saying that United States intelligence had confirmed that the Assad regime used sarin on its own people. A four-page report prepared by US President Trump’s National Security Council staff and released by the White House on Tuesday, said that U.S. intelligence has proof that the plane…
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