Syrian civilians injured in chlorine gas attack

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He says the U.S.is "even more concerned" about the possible use of the nerve agent sarin. The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the U.S. remarks about the use of chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta region of the east of the capital Damascus are "false claims", Xinhua news agency reported.

However, the Syrian Negotiations Commission (SNC), an opposition group, said chemical weapons had been used by the government of Bashar al-Assad in Ghouta.

Last Thursday, US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters that the US administration is "extremely concerned" about the latest report of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government forces in rebel-held East Ghouta.

A deadly sarin attack on another rebel-held area in April 2017 prompted President Donald Trump to order a United States missile strike on the Shayrat airbase, from which the Syrian operation is said to have been launched.


The US officials claimed that Syrian armed forces have "evolved" their chemical weapons and occasionally used them in smaller amounts since 2017. President Donald Trump said the attack was meant to deter further Syrian use of illegal weapons.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, "Those who carry out chemical weapons attacks need to be made aware that we know who they are, and we will go after them".

In June a year ago, the fact finding team of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), published the results of its probe of the April 4 incident confirming that the nerve gas sarin was used in Khan Shaykhun incident.

"Russia's failure to resolve the chemical weapons issue in Syria calls into question its relevance to the resolution of the overall crisis".

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