French intelligence services will provide proof in the coming days that Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in an attack on April 4, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Wednesday. "There is an investigation underway (by) the French intelligence services and military intelligence ... it's a question of days and we will provide proof that the regime carried out these strikes," Ayrault told LCP television. "We have elements that…
Russia must end “blind support” for Bashar al-Assad regime and help find a political solution to the six-year war in Syria, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Tuesday. In a statement to parliament, Johnson said that sarin was used by the Assad regime in the most recent chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, including children, in Khan Sheikoun. “We know beyond doubt that two Sukhoi-22 aircraft took off…
US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed in a telephone conversation on Monday that Bashar Assad must bear responsibility for the chemical attack in Idlib province, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders also agreed on the need to take over the head of the regime, Bashar al-Assad, according to a statement issued by the Information Office of the Presidency of the…
The US military failed to take "necessary precautions" to prevent civilian deaths in a strike on a mosque in rural Aleppo last month that killed dozens of people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. The March 16 strike in the rebel-held village of Jeenah in rural Aleppo killed 49 people, mostly civilians. "United States forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties," in the…
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…
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