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The response to a 2017 chemical attack was largely symbolic; this time it could be more comprehensive

 

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

Tue 10 Apr 2018 12.23 BST

 

 

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A US handout image showing damage caused by US missile strikes on the Shayrat airfield in Syria in 2017
Photograph: OSD/EPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Israel has launched countless strikes in Syria. What's new is Russia's response

 

Once cordial relations are breaking down amid Israeli fears that Moscow is failing to control Iran and its proxies

 

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Mon 9 Apr 2018 19.16 BST

 

 

 

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An image from a video released by the Douma City Coordination Committee shows volunteers spraying a man with water at a makeshift hospital after an alleged chemical attack
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Conflict displaces almost 700,000 Syrians in deadly first months of 2018

 

Crisis has deepened for civilians caught up in attacks on hospitals, schools and homes, and cut off from humanitarian aid, says UN

 

Peter Beaumont

Tue 10 Apr 2018 17.28 BST Last modified on Tue 10 Apr 2018 18.38 BST

 

 

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Syrian civilians, evacuated from rebel-held areas in eastern Ghouta, gather at a school on the north-eastern outskirts of Damascus
Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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US, France and Britain agree to respond to Syrian gas attack

 

Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May vow to uphold ban on chemical weapons

 

 

Pippa Crerar Deputy political editor

Tue 10 Apr 2018 18.24 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/10/theresa-may-to-chair-security-meeting-over-syrian-gas-attack-uk-response-chemical-weapons

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Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria

 

Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Tue 10 Apr 2018 14.20 BST

 

 

 

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The USS Donald Cook, a guided missile destroyer, was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean this week
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/russian-officials-warn-of-possible-military-clash-with-us-over-syria

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Destroying Syria’s air force is one option for Trump

 

Trying to wipe out Assad’s air power would come with risks, not least the potential fallout from any Russian deaths

 

 

Ewen MacAskill Defence and intelligence correspondent

Tue 10 Apr 2018 19.55 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/destroying-syrias-air-force-is-an-option-for-trump-but-very-risky

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UK hypocrisy in Syrian conflict

 

Guardian readers give their views on the government’s response to the latest chemical attack in Syria

 

Tue 10 Apr 2018 17.08 BST Last modified on Tue 10 Apr 2018 22.00 BST

Letters
 
 
 
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Aleppo, Syria
Photograph: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Handout/EPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/10/uk-hypocrisy-in-syrian-conflict

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US president’s incendiary tweet comes as Kremlin warns military action could heighten instability

 

 

Patrick Wintour in London, Andrew Roth in Moscow and Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul

Wed 11 Apr 2018 14.20 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/11/kremlin-us-strike-against-syria-heighten-instability

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Trump’s ‘get ready’ threat to Moscow isn’t just careless, it’s dangerous

 

The latest knee-jerk tweet from the White House is a palpable escalation of the war in Syria

 

 

Wed 11 Apr 2018 15.15 BST Last modified on Wed 11 Apr 2018 15.26 BST

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Turkey's ever-closer ties with Russia leave US lacking key ally on Syria

 

Limiting US influence in the Middle East is not the only shared interest of Russia and Turkey’s autocratic leaders

 

Simon Tisdall

Wed 11 Apr 2018 13.02 BST Last modified on Wed 11 Apr 2018 13.15 BST

 
 
 
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The presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia shake hands after a joint press conference as part of a tripartite summit on Syria
Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Commercial airlines rerouting flights due to possible Syrian airstrikes

 

Eurocontrol advises airlines flying east Mediterranean routes to exercise caution

 

Helena Smith in Athens

Wed 11 Apr 2018 16.41 BST

 

 

 

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Eurocontrol said due consideration should be taken in airspace across the region including Cyprus, the nearest EU member state to Syria
Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Syria: 500 Douma patients had chemical attack symptoms, says WHO

 

World Health Organization condemns attack on rebel-held town outside Syrian capital at weekend

 

 

Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul

Wed 11 Apr 2018 11.23 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/11/syria-douma-patients-chemical-attack-symptoms-who

 

 

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Italy at allies' side on Syria -Amendola ( Dep. Sec. of Foreign Affairs)

 

Redazione ANSA Rome
11 April 201819:42 News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
umb's note. Likely that in case of conflict US planes / bombers to leave from Sigonella  base in Sicily......

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Sigonella, Sicily base and  they said today also the Aviano base in the North..... if anyone here is familiar with the area (some of you may have served there and so you know the place)

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France has proof Assad regime used chemical weapons in Syria, says Macron – live

 

Follow latest developments in Syria crisis, plus the OPCW backs UK over Salisbury spy poisoning and cabinet meets to discuss military action after Syria chemical attack

 

Jessica Elgot (now) and Matthew Weaver (earlier)

Thu 12 Apr 2018 15.18 BST

 

 

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'The US won't win': Damascenes poised for next move in Syria conflict

 

Residents debate likelihood of US airstrikes as troops and fighter jets resume operations

 

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

Thu 12 Apr 2018 12.58 BST

 

 

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A Syrian soldier walks with a woman searching for her home in a destroyed area of eastern Ghouta
Photograph: Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/12/damascenes-syria-conflict-us

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Syria 'deconfliction hotline' in use by Russia and US, says Kremlin

 

Trump rows back on prospect of imminent strike as both sides use line set up to prevent clashes

 

Andrew Roth in Moscow

Thu 12 Apr 2018 13.49 BST

 

 

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Smoke billows in Douma, where civilians were killed by a chemical attack at the weekend
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Look at Syria, and you can see all the elements that have led to world wars

 

It’s hard to believe the west’s leaders are letting this escalate. Have we learned nothing from history?

 

Thu 12 Apr 2018 19.09 BST Last modified on Thu 12 Apr 2018 22.00 BST

Simon Jenkins

 

 

 

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‘Theresa May says the chemical attack cannot go unchallenged, but that is a politician’s love of intransitive verbs.’
Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Syria crisis: US concerned military strike would 'escalate out of control'

 

James Mattis says he is still seeking evidence in chemical weapons attack while France says Bashar al-Assad government is responsible

 

Julian Borger in Washington, Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Andrew Roth in Moscow

Thu 12 Apr 2018 23.49 BST

 

 

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Smoke billows in Douma, where civilians were killed by a chemical attack at the weekend
Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Iran reiterates support for Syria in face of 'foreign aggression'

 

Senior aide to Iranian supreme leader visits eastern Ghouta and meets Bashar al-Assad

 

Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent

Thu 12 Apr 2018 14.53 BST

 

 

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Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior Iranian foreign policy official, meets the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus
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Retaliatory strikes in Syria: where do various countries stand?

 

As Donald Trump appears to row back on imminent action, other nations outline their positions

 

 

Thu 12 Apr 2018 18.30 BST

Jon Henley

 

 

 

 

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A Syrian soldier sits below a poster of the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad
Photograph: Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Syrian Researcher: Focus on Alleged Chemical Attack Ignores War’s Ongoing Deaths by Airstrikes, Bullets

 

April 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/13/syrian_researcher_focus_on_alleged_chemical

 

 

 

 

umb's note: Still...I do concur Assad is the No.1 Perpetrator.....Fact....He must be removed...JMHO

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Syria chemical attack: UN weapons inspectors to investigate site

 

OPCW experts will investigate site and building in Douma and take samples from alleged victims of chemical attack

 

 

Ian Sample and Martin Chulov

Fri 13 Apr 2018 18.27 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/chemical-weapons-inspectors-to-investigate-syria-attack-site

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An attack on Syria could be disastrous. But the warmongers won’t be told

 

 

Our leaders and elites continue to promote violence in the Middle East. Meanwhile, they pour scorn on those who oppose unjust wars

 

 

Fri 13 Apr 2018 14.21 BST Last modified on Fri 13 Apr 2018 14.34 BST

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Syria crisis: UK calls Russia's Douma chemical attack claim 'ludicrous' – live

 

Follow live updates as the Labour leader calls for a UN-led investigation into Syria after the cabinet backed Theresa May’s warning that Assad’s use of chemical weapons should not go unchallenged

 

Kevin Rawlinson (now), Matthew Weaver and Nicola Slawson (earlier)

Fri 13 Apr 2018 19.02 BST

 

 

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