Chemical Weapons Inspectors Collect Samples in Syria in Wake of Gas Attack

(BEIRUT) — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria’s Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government’s chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, would allow the agency to proceed with an independent(…)

Trump declares ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria strike – CNN

CNN Trump declares 'mission accomplished' in Syria strikeCNNWashington (CNN) President Donald Trump declared "mission accomplished" in Friday night's strike on three Syria targets and argued that it "could not have had a better result." "A perfectly executed strike last night," Trump tweeted Saturday. "Thank …The Latest: Pentagon: Russian trolls spreading lies on SyriaABC NewsWorld Leaders(…)

Trump Orders Strikes on Syria Over Chemical Weapons

Western military forces carried out air raids across western Syria in the predawn hours Saturday, obliterating Syrian government targets related to President Bashar Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. The operation, which was fairly limited in its scope, opens a perilous new chapter in the Syrian civil war and risks dragging the U.S. further into the(…)

The paralysis on Syria

The latest grim scenes from Syria come in a grim month. April marks the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the ethnic and religious cleansing by the Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915. It saw the killing of 1.5 million Armenians and 250,000 Assyrian Ch