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Watchdog confirms sarin, chlorine used in Syria

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/13/18, 12:34 pm

Syrians “very likely” suffered from attacks using the nerve agent sarin and the toxic chemical chlorine in early 2017, according to findings released by the global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons did not investigate who launched the attack in Hama province, but intelligence analysts have blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for all attacks involving chemical agents.

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Israel hits multiple Iranian targets in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/10/18, 10:16 am

The Israeli military on Thursday hit an unprecedented number of Iranian targets in neighboring Syria hours after Iran staged a rocket attack on Israeli bases in the Golan Heights. Israel said it targeted Iran’s weapons storage, logistic sites, and intelligence centers in Syria in its most extensive attack since the 1973 war with Syria. The violence started when Iran’s Al Quds force fired 20 rockets at Israeli positions in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said it intercepted four of the rockets while others missed their targets.

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Missile attack in Syria kills at least 26 pro-Assad fighters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/30/18, 10:37 am

An overnight missile strike in northern Syria killed at least 26 pro-government fighters, the majority of them Iranians. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack targeted an arms depot and surface-to-surface missiles at the Brigade 47 base. The observatory said the death toll could still rise, with 60 fighters wounded and several others still missing.

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