Chemical bomb attack: United States and western powers threaten military action on Syria

French President Francois Holland says he has proof that Syria forces loyal to President Basha Al Asaad used chemical weapons in Syria. The chemical bomb attack that the Syrian government has refuted killed at least 87 people in Khan Cheikhoun on Wednesday 11th April 2018. The majority of the victims are rebels in the Syrian rebel city Khan Cheikhoun

France, Germany and the United States have blamed the “Assad’s forces” for making use of sarin gas “with tragic consequences for hundreds of men, women and children”. They threatened to strike Syrian government targets this Wednesday, April 11.

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of these Western countries they hammer that “those responsible will be accountable”. According to the White House, the response to Syria is imminent.

The Western diplomats also accuse Russia, the ally of Damascus, for letting the Syrian regime use chemical weapons, which was contrary to international conventions.

“We condemn the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere, and we are committed to ensuring that all those responsible are accountable,” they said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), indicates that the current “chemical attack” is the second and the most deadly since the beginning of the war in 2011.

Three days after the first chemical weapons attack on 14th April 2017, the US President ordered strikes against an air base of Syrian forces. Paris and Washington then decided to respond in a coordinated manner to any new chemical attack in Damascus. The small town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb Province in Northwestern Syria was devastated by an air raid.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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