Syrian chemist who was making sarin gas tells French investigative website Mediapart he was told it was intended to fight Israel; testimonies, documents show Assad began developing chemical arms as early as 2009
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Sergey Rudskoy, senior member of Russia’s military, didn’t specify how many airplanes were withdrawn, neither how many of them still remain in Hmeimim air base
Samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad 'undoubtedly' used sarin nerve gas in April 4 attack
The sanction orders U.S. banks to freeze the assets of any employees named, and bans American companies from conducting business with them.
Findings by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons support the allegations, as do earlier tests by Turkish and British laboratories.
Week after Syria uses gas in attack, Assad's army says incident in Deir al-Zor proves ISIS 'possess chemical weapons'; Russia: No information of attack
'Any comparison of current situations with Nazi crimes leads to nothing good,' Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says
Decision by the security cabinet reached despite defense chief's opposition; ministers see the move as symbolic, but of moral importance, which could also help Israel's image
WATCH After Syria Chemical Attack, Israeli-Arab Journalist Asks Arab Leaders: Where Are You, Traitors?
'Where is the Arab leadership? Where are you, traitors? Have you forgotten your own people?'